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fiducial

[fi-doo-shuh l, -dyoo-] /fɪˈdu ʃəl, -ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison:
a fiducial point; a fiducial temperature.
2.
based on or having trust:
fiducial dependence upon God.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Late Latin fīdūciālis, equivalent to fīdūci(a) trust (akin to fīdere to trust) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
fiducially, adverb
unfiducial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fiducially

fiducial

/fɪˈdjuːʃɪəl/
adjective
1.
(physics) used as a standard of reference or measurement: a fiducial point
2.
of or based on trust or faith
3.
(law) a less common word for fiduciary
Derived Forms
fiducially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin fīdūciālis , from Latin fīdūcia confidence, reliance, from fīdere to trust
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Word Origin and History for fiducially

fiducial

adj.

1570s, from Latin fiducialis "reliable," from fiducia "trust" (see faith).

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