fi·du·cia | \ fə̇ˈd(y)üsh(ē)ə, fīˈ- \
plural fiduciae\ -shēˌē \
Definition of fiducia
: 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
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