fideicommissary

noun
fi·​dei·​com·​mis·​sary | \ ¦fīdēˌīˈkäməˌserē, -dēˌīkəˈmisərē \
plural -es

Definition of fideicommissary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

adjective

Definition of fideicommissary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

History and Etymology for fideicommissary

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 5 Oct. 2022.

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