fiducial[fi do̵̅o̅′s̸həl, -dyo̵̅o̅′-; fī-]
- based on firm faith
- used as a standard of reference for measurement or calculation: a fiducial point
Origin: Classical Latin fiducialis ; from fiducia, trust: see fiduciary
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- Based on or relating to faith or trust.
- Relating to or characteristic of a legal trust; fiduciary.
- Regarded or employed as a standard of reference, as in surveying.
Origin: Late Latin fīdūciālis, from Latin fīdūcia, trust, from fīdere, to trust; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.
- fi·duˈcial·ly adverb