fideicommissary

[ fahy-dee-ahy-kom-i-ser-ee ]
/ ˌfaɪ di aɪˈkɒm ɪˌsɛr i /
Civil Law.

noun, plural fi·de·i·com·mis·sar·ies.

the recipient of a fideicommissum.

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a fideicommissum.

Nearby words

  1. fiddlewood,
  2. fiddling,
  3. fiddly,
  4. fide,
  5. fidei defensor,
  6. fideicommissum,
  7. fideism,
  8. fidel,
  9. fidelio,
  10. fidelism

Origin of fideicommissary

1875–80; < Late Latin fideī commissārius, equivalent to fideī commiss(um) a fideicommissum + -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for fideicommissary

fideicommissary

/ (ˌfɪdɪaɪˈkɒmɪsərɪ) civil law /

noun plural -saries

a person who receives a fideicommissum

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a fideicommissum
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