fetial

[ fee-shuhl ]

adjective
  1. concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace: fetial law.

Origin of fetial

1
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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fetial

/ (ˈfiːʃəl) /


nounplural fetiales (ˌfiːʃɪˈeɪliːz)
  1. (in ancient Rome) any of the 20 priestly heralds involved in declarations of war and in peace negotiations

adjective
  1. of or relating to the fetiales

  2. a less common word for heraldic

Origin of fetial

1
C16: from Latin fētiālis, probably from Old Latin fētis treaty

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