Fideicommissum definitions

A benefit bequeathed to a beneficiary who inherits the benefit, subject to the obligation of bequeathing it to another.

I bequeath my farm to my brother John on condition that he bequeath it to his son Peter. The farm is entailed or burdened by a fideicommissum.


Origin of fideicommissum

Latin fides (“faith”) + commissus (past participle of committo (“to combine / hold together”)).