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fētĭāles (not fecial-. With Gr. letters φητιαλ-; v. Inscr. Orell. 1, p. 392), ium, m. cf.: for, fari; prop., the speakers, i. e. the ambassadors,
I.a Roman college of priests, who sanctioned treaties when concluded, and demanded satisfaction from the enemy before a formal declaration of war, Varr. L. L. 5, § 86 Müll.; Cic. Leg. 2, 9, 21; Liv. 1, 32, 5; 4, 30, 14; 7, 6, 7; 7, 9, 2; Inscr. Orell. 2272 sq.; cf. Dict. of Antiq. s. v.
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