fi·​de·​jus·​sion | \ ˌfīdēˈjəshən \
plural -s

Definition of fidejussion

1 : the contract of guaranty or suretyship under Roman and civil law made by stipulation accessory to an existing contract — compare intercession
2 : the contract or obligation (as under Scots law) of guaranty or suretyship

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Other Words from fidejussion

fidejussionary \ -​shəˌnerē \ adjective

History and Etymology for 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

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“Fidejussion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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