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 (fîr′ē-ə, fĕr′-)
n. pl. fe·ri·as or fe·ri·ae (-ē-ē′)
A weekday on a church calendar on which no feast is observed.

[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.]

fe′ri·al adj.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to a feria
2. rare of or relating to a holiday
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Adj.1.ferial - of or relating to or being a feria
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