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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A weekday on a church calendar on which no feast is observed.

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  • n. A weekday on a Church calendar on which no feast is observed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical calendar, any day of the week from Monday to Friday, inclusive—that is, any day but the Jewish and the Christian sabbath: as,feria secunda, tertia, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
  • n. a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated

Etymologies

Medieval Latin fēria, ordinary day, weekday, from Late Latin, feast day (used with ordinals to name the days of the week), from Latin fēriae, religious festival, holidays.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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