Origin of fetial
Examples from the Web for fetial
The treaty was then signed and handed over to the keeping of the fetial college.
British Dictionary definitions for fetial
noun plural fetiales (ˌfiːʃɪˈeɪliːz)
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.