Feriation Fe`ri*a"tion, n. [L. feriari to keep holiday, fr. ferie holidays.] The act of keeping holiday; cessation from work. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • fériation — ⇒FÉRIATION, subst. fém. Rare. Cessation du travail. Synon. chômage. De là les fériations dans les manufactures, les démolitions de fortunes, le blocus de la classe ouvrière (PROUDHON, Propriété, 1840, p. 275). L égalité seule peut faire refleurir …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • feriation — noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin feriation , feriatio, from Latin feriatus (past participle of feriari to rest from work, keep holiday, from feriae days of rest, holidays) + ion, io ion more at feast archaic : the keeping of a holiday… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feriation — fe·ri·a·tion …   English syllables

  • feriation — Taking time off of one s work to relax or to travel …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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