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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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