[ fee-shuhl ]
/ ˈfi ʃəl /
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concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace: fetial law.
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Origin of fetial
1525–35; <Latin fētiālis pertaining to a fētiālis, a member of the Roman college of priests who acted as representatives in disputes with foreign nations
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How to use fetial in a sentence
The treaty was then signed and handed over to the keeping of the fetial college.
British Dictionary definitions for fetial
/ (ˈfiːʃəl) /
noun plural fetiales (ˌfiːʃɪˈeɪliːz)
(in ancient Rome) any of the 20 priestly heralds involved in declarations of war and in peace negotiations
of or relating to the fetiales
a less common word for heraldic
Word Origin for fetial
C16: from Latin fētiālis, probably from Old Latin fētis treaty
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