Fetch candle, a light seen at night, superstitiously believed to portend a person's death.

(Fetch"er) n. One who fetches or brings.

(Fete) n. [See feat.] A feat. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Fete), n. pl. [See Foot.] Feet. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(||Fête) n. [F. See Feast.] A festival.

Fête champêtre[F.], a festival or entertainment in the open air; a rural festival.

(Fête) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fêted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fêting.] [Cf. F. fêter.] To feast; to honor with a festival.

(Fe"tich, Fe"tish) n. [F. fétiche, from Pg. feitiço, adj., n., sorcery, charm, fr. L. facticius made by art, artifical, factitious. See Factitious.]

1. A material object supposed among certain African tribes to represent in such a way, or to be so connected with, a supernatural being, that the possession of it gives to the possessor power to control that being.

2. Any object to which one is excessively devoted.

(fe"tich*ism, Fe"tish*ism) (? or ?); 277), n.[Cf. F. fétichisme.] [Written also feticism.]

1. The doctrine or practice of belief in fetiches.

2. Excessive devotion to one object or one idea; abject superstition; blind adoration.

The real and absolute worship of fire falls into two great divisions, the first belonging rather to fetichism, the second to polytheism proper.

(Fe"tich*ist, Fe"tish*ist), n. A believer in fetiches.

He was by nature a fetichist.
H. Holbeach.

(Fe`tich*is"tic Fe`tish*is"tic), a. Pertaining to, or involving, fetichism.

A man of the fifteenth century, inheriting its strange web of belief and unbelief, of epicurean levity and fetichistic dread.
G. Eliot.

(Fe"ti*cide) n. [Written also fœticide.] [Fetus + L. caedere to kill.] (Med. & Law) The act of killing the fetus in the womb; the offense of procuring an abortion.

(Fe"ti*cism) n. See Fetichism.

1. A stratagem by which a thing is indirectly brought to pass, or by which one thing seems intended and another is done; a trick; an artifice.

Every little fetch of wit and criticism.

2. The apparation of a living person; a wraith.

The very fetch and ghost of Mrs. Gamp.

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