fiducia

noun fi·du·cia \ fə̇ˈd(y)üsh(ē)ə , fīˈ- \

Definition of fiducia

plural fiduciae \-shēˌē\
:a contract used under Roman and civil law (as in the emancipation of children, in connection with testamentary gifts, and in pledges) and constituting essentially a contract of sale to a person usually by mancipation coupled with an agreement that the purchaser should sell the property back upon the fulfillment of certain conditions called also contractus fiduciae

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of fiducia

Latin, literally, trust, confidence, from fidere to trust


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fiducia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!