[ fi-doo-shee-er-ee, -dyoo- ]
/ fɪˈdu ʃiˌɛr i, -ˈdyu- /
noun, plural fi·du·ci·ar·ies.
Law. a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
Law. of or relating to the relation between a fiduciary and his or her principal: a fiduciary capacity; a fiduciary duty.
of, based on, or in the nature of trust and confidence, as in public affairs: a fiduciary obligation of government employees.
depending on public confidence for value or currency, as fiat money.
Origin of fiduciary
1585–95; < Latin fīdūciārius of something held in trust, equivalent to fīdūci(a) trust + -ārius -ary
Related formsfi·du·ci·ar·i·ly, adverbnon·fi·du·ci·ar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·fi·du·ci·ar·ies.
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British Dictionary definitions for fiduciarily
/ (fɪˈduːʃɪərɪ) law /
noun plural -aries
a person bound to act for another's benefit, as a trustee in relation to his beneficiary
- having the nature of a trust
- of or relating to a trust or trustee
Derived Formsfiduciarily, adverb
Word Origin for fiduciary
C17: from Latin fīdūciārius relating to something held in trust, from fīdūcia trust; see fiducial
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