from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A benefit bequeathed to a beneficiary who inherits the benefit, subject to the obligation of bequeathing it to another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In civil law, a trust.
Latin fides (“faith”) + commissus (past participle of committo ("to combine / hold together")). (Wiktionary)