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fɪˈdu ʃəl, -ˈdyu-fidu·cial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiduciary, fiducialadjective

    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. fiducialadjective

    used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement

    "a fiducial point"

  3. fiducialadjective

    based on trust


  1. fiducialnoun

    In manufacturing, a small mark on a circuit board used to align components, a fiducial point.

  2. fiducialadjective

    Accepted as a fixed basis of reference.

  3. fiducialadjective

    Based on having trust.

  4. Etymology: From fiducialis, from fiducia, from fido

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fiducialadjective

    Confident; undoubting.

    Etymology: fiducia, Latin.

    Faith is cordial, and such as God will accept of, when it affords fiducial reliance on the promises, and obediential submission to the commands. Henry Hammond, Pract. Catech.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiducialadjective

    having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm

  2. Fiducialadjective

    having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power

  3. Etymology: [L. fiducia trust, confidence; akin to fides faith. See Faith.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fiducial

    fi-dū′shi-al, adj. showing confidence or reliance: of the nature of a trust.—adv. Fidū′cially.—adj. Fidū′ciary, confident: unwavering: held in trust.—n. one who holds anything in trust: (theol.) one who depends for salvation on faith without works, an Antinomian. [L. fiducia, confidence, from fidĕre, to trust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiducial in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiducial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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