Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Ancient Roman law governing declarations of war. Feciales. Ancient Roman officials upon whom devolved the function of declaring war.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    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.