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- 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)
According to the Roman law, one who became heir or legates with the condition of a fideicommissum
[Footnote 261: For _fideicommissum_.] [Footnote 262: Augustine Herrman did not die till 1686.