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fideicommissum

[ fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uhm ]
/ 藢fa瑟 di a瑟 k蓹藞m瑟s 蓹m /
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noun, plural fi路de路i路com路mis路sa [fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uh]. /藢fa瑟 di a瑟 k蓹藞m瑟s 蓹/. Civil Law.
a request by a decedent that the heir or legatee to the estate convey a specified part of the estate to another person, or permit another person to enjoy such a part.
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Origin of fideicommissum

1720鈥30; <Late Latin fide墨 commissum entrusted to faith, equivalent to fide墨, dative singular of fid膿sfaith + commissum, past participle of committere to commit

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British Dictionary definitions for fideicommissum

fideicommissum
/ (藢f瑟d瑟a瑟k蓹藞m瑟s蓹m) /

noun plural -sa (-s蓹)
civil law a gift of property, usually by will, to be held on behalf of another who cannot receive the gift directly

Word Origin for fideicommissum

C18: from Late Latin: (something) bequeathed in trust, from Latin fid膿s trust, faith + committere to entrust
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