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."
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.”