fidepromission

noun fi·de·pro·mis·sion \ˌfīdēprōˈmishən\

Definition of fidepromission

plural

-s

  1. :  contract of guaranty or suretyship under Roman law by stipulation

fidepromissor

\-prōˈmisər, -ˈpräməˌsȯ(ə)r\ noun, plural

-s

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Origin and Etymology of fidepromission

Late Latin fidepromission-, fidepromissio, from fidepromissus (past participle of fidepromittere to give surety, from Latin fide —ablative of fides faith, trust—+ promittere to promise) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion


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