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fi·du·cial(fĭ-do͞o′shəl, -dyo͞o′-, fī-)
1. Based on or relating to faith or trust.
2. Relating to or characteristic of a legal trust; fiduciary.
3. Regarded or employed as a standard of reference, as in surveying.
[Late Latin fīdūciālis, from Latin fīdūcia, trust, from fīdere, to trust; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (General Physics) physics used as a standard of reference or measurement: a fiducial point.
2. of or based on trust or faith
3. (Law) law a less common word for fiduciary
[C17: from Late Latin fīdūciālis , from Latin fīdūcia confidence, reliance, from fīdere to trust]
fi•du•cial(fɪˈdu ʃəl, -ˈdyu-)
1. accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point.
2. based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God.
[1565–75; < Late Latin fīdūciālis= Latin fīdūci(a) trust (akin to fīdere to trust) + -ālis -al1]
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|Adj.||1.||fiducial - relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another); "a fiduciary contract"; "in a fiduciary capacity"; "fiducial power"|
|2.||fiducial - used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement; "a fiducial point"|
|3.||fiducial - based on trust|