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- n. A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A treatise upon fish or the art of fishing; ichthyology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A treatise on fishes, or on the art of fishing: as, the Halieutics of Oppian.
- n. That branch of practical theology (‘fishing for men’) which treats of the theory of the extension of Christian, missions; the science of Christian missions, specifically, of foreign missions.
Latin halieuticus pertaining to fishing, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)