fidejussion

noun fi·de·jus·sion \ˌfīdēˈjəshən\

Definition of fidejussion

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the contract of guaranty or suretyship under Roman and civil law made by stipulation accessory to an existing contract — compare intercession

  2. 2 :  the contract or obligation (as under Scots law) of guaranty or suretyship

fidejussionary

\-shəˌnerē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fidejussion

Late Latin fidejussion-, fidejussio, from fidejussus (past participle of fidejubēre to give surety, from Latin fide —ablative of fides—+ jubēre to order) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion — more at jussive


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