fideicommissum

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Latin fides (“faith”) + commissus (past participle of committo (to combine / hold together)).

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fideicommissum (plural fideicommissa)

  1. A benefit bequeathed to a beneficiary who inherits the benefit, subject to the obligation of bequeathing it to another.
    I bequeath my farm to my brother John on condition that he bequeath it to his son Peter. The farm is entailed or burdened by a fideicommissum.

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