[fi-doo-shuh l, -dyoo-]
accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point; a fiducial temperature.
based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God.
Origin of fiducial
1565–75; < Late Latin fīdūciālis, equivalent to fīdūci(a) trust (akin to fīdere to trust) + -ālis -al1
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The adverb "fiducially" first brought to my notice, as the synonym of confidently, steadily.
Word Origin for fiducial
C17: from Late Latin fīdūciālis , from Latin fīdūcia confidence, reliance, from fīdere to trust
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1570s, from Latin fiducialis "reliable," from fiducia "trust" (see faith).
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