fideicommissum


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fideicommissum

(ˌfɪdɪaɪkəˈmɪsəm)
n, pl -sa (-sə)
(Law) civil law a gift of property, usually by will, to be held on behalf of another who cannot receive the gift directly
[C18: from Late Latin: (something) bequeathed in trust, from Latin fidēs trust, faith + committere to entrust]
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The relational theory does, of course, derive some inspiration from the evolution of fiduciary and trust concepts that date back to at least the fideicommissum of Roman Law.
The Salvadori were also traditional in the marriage and inheritance strategies they pursued--they used fideicommissum (but not primogeniture), men married women who could bring them large dowries, the women married men who could help the family rise in social and political prestige, and family members deemed superfluous entered the Church so as to minimize the fragmentation of family property.
2, De Usu et de usu fructu et reditu et habitatione et operas per legatum vel fideicommissum datis, 28.