Confarreation
Confarreation Con*far`re*a"tion, n. [L. confarreatio, fr. confarreare to marry; con- + farreum (sc. libum cake) a spelt cake, fr. farreus made of spelt, fr. far a sort of grain.] (Antiq.) A form of marriage among the Romans, in which an offering of bread was made, in presence of the high priest and at least ten witnesses. [1913 Webster]

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  • confarreation — (n.) c.1600, from L. confarreationem, from confarreare to unite in marriage by the Ceremony of the Cake, from com with, together (see COM (Cf. com )) + far, farris spelt, grain, meal (see BARLEY (Cf. barley)). In ancient Rome, the most solemn… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confarreation — [kän far΄ē ā′shən] n. [L confarreatio < confarreare, to marry < farreum, spelt cake < farreus, spelt < far, kind of grain: see FARINA] in ancient Rome, the most solemn form of marriage, marked by the offering of a cake of spelt as a… …   English World dictionary

  • confarreation — confarreate /keuhn far ee it, ayt /, confarreated, adj. /kon far ee ay sheuhn/, n. (among the ancient Romans) a form of marriage ceremony, limited to patricians and obligatory for holders of certain ritual offices, marked by the offering of a… …   Universalium

  • confarreation — kənˌfarēˈāshən, ˌkän noun ( s) Etymology: Latin confarreation , confarreatio, from confarreatus (past participle of confarreare to unite in marriage by a ceremony probably including sacrifice of a spelt cake, from com + farreare from farreum… …   Useful english dictionary

  • confarreation — noun A form of marriage in Ancient Rome that was solemnized with cakes made from far (spelt) …   Wiktionary

  • confarréation — (kon fa rré a sion) s. f. La forme de mariage la plus solennelle chez les Romains et dans laquelle le grand pontife et le flamine de Jupiter unissaient les époux par les céréales (en latin, fruges) et la pâte salée (voy. SERVIUS, ad Virg. Georg.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • confarreation — con·far·re·a·tion …   English syllables

  • diffarreation — (ˌ)diˌfarēˈāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin diffarreation , diffarreatio, from dif (from dis ) + farreation , farreatio (as in confarreation , confarreatio confarreation) more at confarreation : the Roman ceremony of divorce p …   Useful english dictionary

  • confareaţie — CONFAREÁŢIE, confareaţii, s.f. (Rar) Căsătorie religioasă rezervată patricienilor. [pr.: re a ] – Din fr. confarréation, lat. confarreatio. Trimis de Joseph, 22.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  confareáţie s. f. (sil. re a ţi e), art. confareáţia (sil.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Diffarreation — Dif*far re*a tion, n. [L. diffarreatio; dif = farreum a spelt cake. See {Confarreation}.] A form of divorce, among the ancient Romans, in which a cake was used. See {Confarreation}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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