Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Roman antiquity, a local annual festival celebrated by every pagus, or fortified village with its surrounding district.

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Examples

  • Roman people, which was then contained within the walls, consisted of thirty curiæ, each with its temples, its gods, its officers, its priests and its festivals, which were called compitalia and corresponded to the paganalia, held in later times by the rural tribes.

    The Social Contract

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