noun, plural fi·du·ci·ar·ies.
Origin of fiduciary
Examples from the Web for fiduciary
Those troublesome 65- and 66-year-olds, of course, raise not merely a fiduciary question, but a moral one.
So, no, I would not entrust my money to them, because it is clear that they do not feel any fiduciary responsibility to me.Poll Results: Our Readers Won't be Goldman Clients|Noah Kristula-Green|March 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ruth Madoff's conduct included "fraudulent conveyances, breaches of fiduciary duties, conversions, and other wrongdoings."
It needs transparency, capital requirements and fidelity to fiduciary duty.
In other ways, he is governed by the rules of agency and his position is that of a fiduciary.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
Had the government entered the market openly as a seller of its own fiduciary notes, its credit must have suffered.
They have since been transmitted as a sacred deposit from one fiduciary executor to another.
We now proceed to fiduciary bequests or trusts; and let us begin with trust inheritances.The Institutes of Justinian|Caesar Flavius Justinian
Indeed, the privately endowed institutions have been recognizing more and more fully their fiduciary and public nature.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
British Dictionary definitions for fiduciary
noun plural -aries
- having the nature of a trust
- of or relating to a trust or trustee
Word Origin for fiduciary
Word Origin and History for fiduciary
1630s, from Latin fiduciarius "(holding) in trust," from fiducia "trust" from root of fidere "to trust" (see faith). In Roman law, fiducia was "a right transferred in trust;" paper currency sense (1878) is because its value depends on the trust of the public. As a noun, from 1630s.