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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl.) A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[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; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

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