[fi-doo-shee-er-ee, -dyoo-] /fɪˈdu ʃiˌɛr i, -ˈdyu-/
noun, plural fiduciaries.
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.
noun (pl) -aries
a person bound to act for another’s benefit, as a trustee in relation to his beneficiary
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.
noun 1. a bond filed by a fiduciary administering an estate as surety.
- Fiduciary issue
noun 1. an issue of banknotes not backed by gold
- Fidus achates
/ˈfaɪdəs əˈkeɪtiːz/ noun 1. a faithful friend or companion
[fahy] /faɪ/ interjection 1. (used to express mild disgust, disapprobation, annoyance, etc.) 2. (used to express the humorous pretense of being shocked.) /faɪ/ interjection 1. (obsolete or facetious) an exclamation of distaste or mock dismay interj. late 13c., possibly from Old French fi, exclamation of disapproval, and reinforced by a Scandinavian form (cf. Old Norse […]