Fiduciary meaning

fĭ-do͝oshē-ĕrē, -shə-rē, -dyo͝o-, fī-
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Of, relating to, or being a system of marking in the field of view of an optical instrument that is used as a reference point or measuring scale.
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One, such as an agent of a principal or a company director, who has a duty of acting in good faith with regard to the interests of another.
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Designating or of a person who holds something in trust for another; of a trustee or trusteeship.

A fiduciary guardian for a minor child.

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Held in trust.

Fiduciary property.

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Fiduciary is defined as a person who holds something to protect it for someone else or who holds a special relationship of responsibility.

An example of fiduciary is a child's legal guardian.

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The definition of fiduciary is anything related to holding something in trust for another person.

An example of fiduciary is the responsibility of a banker to safeguard the depositor's money.

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Of or consisting of fiat money.
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Valuable only because of public confidence and support.
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A person who is entrusted to manage financial assets, matters, and prop-erty for a beneficiary’s benefit. People who are fiduciaries have a fiduciary trust that requires actions taken on behalf of the beneficiary benefit that person and not result in misappropriating funds or making decisions for the fiduciary’s benefit. Many people have fiduciary responsibilities, including money managers and administrators of wills and estates.
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An individual owing another a legal duty of care and good faith in the management of a business, money, or property; for example, a corporate officer or the executor of a will.
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Adj. Descriptive of a relationship that confers special higher responsibilities. See fiduciary relationship.
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(law) Related to trusts and trustees.

A fiduciary contract.

A fiduciary duty.

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Pertaining to paper money whose value depends on public confidence or securities.
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(law) One who holds a thing in trust for another; a trustee.
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(theology) One who depends for salvation on faith, without works; an antinomian.
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Origin of fiduciary

  • Latin fīdūciārius from fīdūcia trust fiducial

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fīdūciārius (“held in trust”), from fidūcia (“trust”).

    From Wiktionary