American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another: a fiduciary heir; a fiduciary contract.
- adj. Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
- adj. Held in trust.
- adj. Of or consisting of fiat money.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a system of marking in the field of view of an optical instrument that is used as a reference point or measuring scale.
- n. One, such as an agent of a principal or a company director, that stands in a special relation of trust, confidence, or responsibility in certain obligations to others.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Confident; steady; undoubting; unwavering; firm.
- Having the nature of a trust, especially a financial trust; pertaining to a pecuniary trust or trustee: as, a fiduciary power. Also fiducial.
- n. One who holds a thing in trust; a trustee.
- n. One who depends for salvation on faith without works; an Antinomian.
- adj. law Related to trusts and trustees.
- adj. Pertaining to paper money whose value depends on public confidence or securities.
- n. law One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
- n. theology One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an antinomian.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Involving confidence or trust; confident; undoubting; faithful; firm.
- adj. Holding, held, or founded, in trust.
- n. One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
- n. (Theol.) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian.
- adj. relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
- n. a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
- From Latin fīdūciārius ("held in trust"), from fidūcia ("trust"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin fīdūciārius, from fīdūcia, trust; see fiducial. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Indeed, the word fiduciary comes from the Latin word fides, meaning faith.”
“The word "fiduciary" comes from the Latin word for trust.”
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