- concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace: fetial law.
Origin of fetial
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Historical Examples of fetial
The treaty was then signed and handed over to the keeping of the fetial college.
- (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
Word Origin and History for fetial
1530s, "pertaining to the Fetiales," the Roman diplomatic corps, a college of 20 priests whose duty was to act as heralds and maintain the laws of war, from Latin fetiales "speaking, negotiating, diplomatic," of unknown origin.