- 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.
Origin of fideicommissum
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- civil law a gift of property, usually by will, to be held on behalf of another who cannot receive the gift directly
C18: from Late Latin: (something) bequeathed in trust, from Latin fidēs trust, faith + committere to entrust