[ vahy-at-i-kuh l, vee‐ ]
/ vaɪˈæt ɪ kəl, vi‐ /


of or relating to a viaticum.
of or relating to a financial transaction in which a company buys life insurance policies from the terminally ill at less than their face value and may sell the policies to investors: viatical settlements. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for viatical

/ (vaɪˈætɪkəl) /


of or denoting a road or a journey
botany (of a plant) growing by the side of a road

Word Origin for viatical

C19: from Latin viāticus belonging to a journey + -al 1
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