fideicommissary

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noun

fi·​dei·​com·​mis·​sary
¦fīdēˌīˈkäməˌserē,
-dēˌīkəˈmisərē
plural -es
: a person who is the beneficiary under civil law of a fideicommissum and who is nearly equivalent to a cestui que trust of common law

fideicommissary

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adjective

: of, having to do with, or of the nature of a fideicommissum

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Late Latin fideicommissarius, from fideicommissum + Latin -arius -ary (noun suffix)

Adjective

Late Latin fideicommissarius, from fideicommissum + Latin -arius -ary (adjective suffix)

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“Fideicommissary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fideicommissary. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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