fecial law

The ancient Roman law governing declarations of war and peace.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • fecial law — /fiyshal 16/ The nearest approach to a system of international law known to the ancient world. It was a branch of Roman jurisprudence, concerned with embassies, declarations of war, and treaties of peace. It received this name from the feciales… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Fecial — Fe cial, a. [L. fetialis belonging to the fetiales, the Roman priests who sanctioned treaties and demanded satisfaction from the enemy before a formal declaration of war.] Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetial law — Same as fecial law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jus feciale — Fecial law,–the ancient Roman law governing relations with other nations and declarations of war …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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