Diffarreation
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]

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  • Diffarreation — In Ancient Rome, diffarreation (from Lat dif + farreum, a spelt cake[1]) was a form of divorce in which a cake was used. Diffarreation was properly the dissolving of marriages contracted by confarreation, which were those of the pontifices.… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Diffarreation — Dif|far|re|a|ti|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. diffarreatio zu ↑dis... u. lat. farreatio »der Genuss des Speltbrotes bei der Konfarreation«, vgl. ↑Konfarreation> die förmliche Trennung der Ehe, die durch die ↑Konfarreation geschlossen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • diffarreation — dif·far·re·a·tion …   English syllables

  • 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

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