What does fiduciary mean?

Definitions for fiduciaryfɪˈdu ʃiˌɛr i, -ˈdyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiduciary(adj)

    a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary

    "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"

  2. fiduciary, fiducial(adj)

    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"


  1. fiduciary(Noun)

    One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.

  2. fiduciary(Noun)

    One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an antinomian.

  3. fiduciary(Adjective)

    Related to trusts and trustees.

    A fiduciary contract. A fiduciary duty.

  4. fiduciary(Adjective)

    Pertaining to paper money whose value depends on public confidence or securities.

  5. Origin: From fiduciarius, from fiducia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiduciary(noun)

    one who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee

  2. Fiduciary(noun)

    one who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an Antinomian

  3. Origin: [L. fiduciarus, fr. fiducia: cf. F. fiduciaire. See Fiducial.]


  1. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a legal or ethical relationship of trust between two or more parties. Typically, a fiduciary prudently takes care of money for another person. One party, for example a corporate trust company or the trust department of a bank, acts in a fiduciary capacity to the other one, who for example has funds entrusted to it for investment. In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trusts. A fiduciary duty is the highest standard of care at either equity or law. A fiduciary is expected to be extremely loyal to the person to whom he owes the duty: he must not put his personal interests before the duty, and must not profit from his position as a fiduciary, unless the principal consents. In English common law the fiduciary relation is arguably the most important concept within the portion of the legal system known as equity. In the United Kingdom, the Judicature Acts merged the courts of equity with the courts of common law, and as a result the concept of fiduciary duty also became available in common law courts.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiduciary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fiduciary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Watkins:

    So long as states enact fiduciary laws that don't impact a pension plan like a 401(k), they have every right to act.

  2. Edward Siedle:

    For any prudent fiduciary, this case would demonstrate that pensions don't have the safeguards in place to monitor these investments and should get out.

  3. Mike Schellinger:

    Had the fiduciary regulations been enacted as originally proposed, many IRA investors would have had to change brokers and/or lose access to broker advice.

  4. Aron Szapiro:

    The debate has elevated the issue for ordinary investors, even things like the 5th Circuit ruling raise the awareness that an adviser might not be a fiduciary.

  5. Lone Star:

    If it is true that Penn Virginia could be sold for an 80 percent premium or more to a credible buyer, the board has a fiduciary duty to fully explore such an offer.

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Translations for fiduciary

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • الائتمانيةArabic
  • доверен, опекун, попечителBulgarian
  • fiduciariCatalan, Valencian
  • TreuhänderGerman
  • fiduciario, apoderado, procurador, fiduciaria, curador, mandatario, representanteSpanish
  • uskottu mies, luottamus, luottamukseen perustuvaFinnish
  • chargé de pouvoirs, mandataire, fiduciaire, curateurFrench
  • mandatario, fiducialeItalian
  • curator, gemachtigde, mandatarisDutch
  • опеку́н, попечи́тельница, дове́ренное лицо́, опеку́нша, дове́ренный, попечи́тель, фидуциа́рий, фидуциа́рныйRussian
  • 信托的Chinese

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