fiduciary

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fīdūciārius ‎(held in trust), from fidūcia ‎(trust).

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Adjective[edit]

fiduciary ‎(comparative more fiduciary, superlative most fiduciary)

  1. (law) Related to trusts and trustees.
    a fiduciary contract
    a fiduciary duty
  2. Pertaining to paper money whose value depends on public confidence or securities.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 63:
      Indeed, currency would be more effective for not being gold and silver but fiduciary paper money.

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Noun[edit]

fiduciary ‎(plural fiduciaries)

  1. (law) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
  2. (theology) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an antinomian.

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