noun ca·du·ci·ary \kəˈd(y)üs(h)ēˌerē, -üshərē\

Definition of caduciary



  1. :  a caducary estate or subject of property

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Origin and Etymology of caduciary

modification (influenced by English fiduciary) of Latin caducarius — more at caducary

First Known Use: 1705

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