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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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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