[fee-shuh l] /ˈfi ʃəl/
concerned with declarations of war and treaties of peace:
noun (pl) 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
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.
[fet-ish, fee-tish] /ˈfɛt ɪʃ, ˈfi tɪʃ/ noun 1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency. 2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades. 3. Psychology. any object or nongenital part of the […]
[fet-i-shiz-uh m, fee-ti-] /ˈfɛt ɪˌʃɪz əm, ˈfi tɪ-/ noun 1. belief in or use of . 2. Psychiatry. the compulsive use of some object, or part of the body, as a stimulus in the course of attaining sexual gratification, as a shoe, a lock of hair, or underclothes. 3. blind devotion: a fetishism of sacrifice […]
[fee-tuh-sahyd] /ˈfi təˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of destroying a or causing an abortion. /ˈfiːtɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the destruction of a fetus in the uterus; aborticide n. also foeticide, 1844; see fetus + -cide. feticide fe·ti·cide (fē’tĭ-sīd’) n. Destruction of the embryo or fetus in the uterus. Also called embryoctony.
[fet-id, fee-tid] /ˈfɛt ɪd, ˈfi tɪd/ adjective 1. having an offensive odor; stinking. /ˈfɛtɪd; ˈfiː-/ adjective 1. having a stale nauseating smell, as of decay adj. early 15c., from Latin fetidus (commonly, but incorrectly, foetidus) “stinking,” from fetere “have a bad smell, stink.” Perhaps connected with fimus “dung,” or with fumus “smoke.” fetid fet·id (fět’ĭd, […]