Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to holidays (feriæ), or to public days: specifically, in Scotland, formerly applied to those days on which it was not lawful for courts to be held or any judicial step to be taken.
  • Eccles., pertaining to any day of the week which is not appointed for a specific fast or festival.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as feria.
  • adjective obsolete Of or pertaining to holidays.
  • adjective Belonging to any week day, esp. to a day that is neither a festival nor a fast.

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

  • adjective ecclesiastical pertaining to an ordinary weekday, rather than a festival or fast
  • adjective pertaining to a holiday

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

  • adjective of or relating to or being a feria

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French ferial or Medieval Latin ferialis, from Latin fēriae.

Examples

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  • The day of the week’s immaterial

    Official, mundane, or ethereal.

    You’re sure to be vexed

    Without some context

    When told the occasion is ferial.

    Ferial is one of those words that supports opposite meanings. There are at least three lists that try (more or less strictly) to collect these:

    autantonyms, self-antonyms, contranyms.

    January 2, 2019