[fi-doo-shee-er-ee, -dyoo-]
noun, plural fiduciaries.
Law. a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another.
Law. of or pertaining 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.

1585–95; < Latin fīdūciārius of something held in trust, equivalent to fīdūci(a) trust + -ārius -ary

fiduciarily, adverb
nonfiduciary, adjective, noun, plural nonfiduciaries. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
fiduciary (fɪˈduːʃɪərɪ)
n , pl -aries
1.  a person bound to act for another's benefit, as a trustee in relation to his beneficiary
2.  a.  having the nature of a trust
 b.  of or relating to a trust or trustee
[C17: from Latin fīdūciārius relating to something held in trust, from fīdūcia trust; see fiducial]

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Word Origin & History

1640, from L. fiduciarius "(holding) in trust," from 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.
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Example sentences
She didn't touch the fiduciary fund from her father's estate.
Well-intentioned board members can end up in court defending accusations of breaching their fiduciary duty.
Goldman's report concludes that it should disclose conflicts of interest when it acts as an adviser or fiduciary to its clients.
Personal fiduciary services are often referred to as private wealth management, private client services, or private banking.
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