Origin of multifariousClassical Latin multifarius, manifold from multi-, multi- + -farius, as in bifarius: see bifarious
When a company has many different divisions, product areas and production facilities, it is an example of a multifarious company.
Origin of multifariousFrom Latin multifāriam in many places multi- multi- -fāriam adv. suff. ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more multifarious, superlative most multifarious)
- Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
- (law, of lawsuits) in which a party or a cause of action has been improperly or wrongfully joined together in the same suit, as in a misjoinder. This may be a result of a joinder of unrelated, distinct, and independent parties or matters.
From Latin multifÄrius.
multifarious - Legal Definition
- The whole of this large series of reforms was conducted under his own personal supervision, and upon no part of his multifarious labours did he dwell in his letters home with greater pride.
- A substitute for this originality was found at Alexandria in learned research, extended and multifarious knowledge.
- A close observer of the multifarious low life of Hungary, Mikszath has, in his short stories, given a delightful yet instructive picture of all the minor varied phases of the peasant life of the Sla y s, the Palocok, the Saxons, the town artisan.
- Through her agency an important bulwark for the Christian faith was created in the new nations which had sprung into existence since the beginning of the middle ages: the Bulgarians, the Servians, and the multifarious peoples grouped under the name of Russians.
- Her life was as strange and adventurous as any of her novels, which are for the most part idealized versions of the multifarious incidents of her life.