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fiducial

[ fi-doo-shuhl, -dyoo- ]
/ fɪˈdu ʃəl, -ˈdyu- /
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adjective

accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point; a fiducial temperature.
based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God.

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Origin of fiducial

1565–75; <Late Latin fīdūciālis, equivalent to fīdūci(a) trust (akin to fīdere to trust) + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM fiducial

fi·du·cial·ly, adverbun·fi·du·cial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fiducial

fiducial
/ (fɪˈdjuːʃɪəl) /

adjective

physics used as a standard of reference or measurementa fiducial point
of or based on trust or faith
law a less common word for fiduciary

Derived forms of fiducial

fiducially, adverb

Word Origin for fiducial

C17: from Late Latin fīdūciālis , from Latin fīdūcia confidence, reliance, from fīdere to trust
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