Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Based on or relating to faith or trust.
  • adjective Relating to or characteristic of a legal trust; fiduciary.
  • adjective Regarded or employed as a standard of reference, as in surveying.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or characterized by the belief in supernatural powers.
  • Trusting; confident; undoubting; firm.
  • Same as fiduciary, 2.
  • In physics, having a fixed position or character, and hence used as a basis of reference or comparison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm.
  • adjective Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary.
  • adjective (Astron. & Surv.) the straight edge of the alidade or ruler along which a straight line is to be drawn.
  • adjective (Math. & Physics.) a line or point of reference, as for setting a graduated circle or scale used for measurments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Accepted as a fixed basis of reference.
  • adjective Based on having trust.
  • noun In manufacturing, a small mark on a circuit board used to align components, a fiducial point.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
  • adjective based on trust
  • adjective used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin fīdūciālis, from Latin fīdūcia, trust, from fīdere, to trust; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin fiducialis, from fiducia ("trust"), from fido ("to trust")

Examples

  • Yes. marker = printed icon or glyph, also known as a fiducial

    UgoTrade

  • Yes. marker = printed icon or glyph, also known as a fiducial

    UgoTrade

  • From the fiducial points, stable features were computed that characterize the uniqueness of an individual.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • From the fiducial points, stable features were computed that characterize the uniqueness of an individual.

    Guest Blogger - Deanna Kosaraju

  • There is a twofold fiducial trust; -- one whereby we trust in Christ for the forgiveness of sin; which you may call adherence.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Many great divines, at the first Reformation, did (as the Lutherans generally yet do) thus make the mercy of God in Christ, and thereby the forgiveness of our own sins, to be the proper object of justifying faith, as such; — whose essence, therefore, they placed in a fiducial trust in the grace of God by Christ declared in the promises, with a certain unwavering application of them unto ourselves.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • Reformers of the sixteenth century, partly followed by the Baianist and Jansenist school, so minimized the native power and moral value of our free will as to make final perseverance depend on God alone, while their pretended fiducial faith and inadmissibility of grace led to the conclusion that we can, in this world, have absolute certainty of our final perseverance.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • The Protestant conception of justifying faith as a mere fiducial faith is quite as much at variance with revelation as is the sola fides doctrine.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • God in his Word, but in embracing with fiducial reliance and trust the one and only Saviour whom God reveals.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • A favorite device for perpetuating institutions among the primitive peoples of many districts on different continents is the taboo, or prohibition, which is commonly fiducial but is often of general application.

    The Siouan Indians

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