fecial law

/fiyshal 16/ The nearest approach to a system of international law known to the ancient world. It was a branch of Roman jurisprudence, concerned with embassies, declarations of war, and treaties of peace. It received this name from the feciales (q.v.), who were charged with its administration

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • fecial law — The ancient Roman law governing declarations of war and peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Fecial — Fe cial, a. [L. fetialis belonging to the fetiales, the Roman priests who sanctioned treaties and demanded satisfaction from the enemy before a formal declaration of war.] Pertaining to heralds, declarations of war, and treaties of peace; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fetial law — Same as fecial law …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • jus feciale — Fecial law,–the ancient Roman law governing relations with other nations and declarations of war …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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