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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 17th century


(Obsolete) The observation of a holiday; cessation from work.

Examples of Feriation in a sentence

"The July 4th feriation is typically accompanied by fireworks."

"Camila celebrated her feriation from work with a spa day."

About Feriation

This word stems from the Latin “ferior,” meaning “to keep holiday,” from “feriae,” meaning “holidays.”

Did you Know?

The pronunciation of “feriation” sounds extremely similar to a much more common word, “variation.” But that’s where the similarities end. While “feriation” is an obsolete word that means observation of a holiday, “variation” means “a change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level, typically within certain limits.”

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