plural fiduciae
: 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

Word History


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

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“Fiducia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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