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Meaning of FIDUCIAL

Pronunciation:  fi'dooshul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  based on trust
  2. [adj]  (physics) used as a fixed standard of reference for comparison or measurement; "a fiducial point"
  3. [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"

FIDUCIAL is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fiduciary, trustworthy, trusty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fi*du"cial\, a. [L. fiducia trust, confidence; akin to
fides faith. See {Faith}.]
1. Having faith or trust; confident; undoubting; firm.
   ``Fiducial reliance on the promises of God.'' --Hammond.

2. Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial
   power. --Spelman.

{Fiducial edge} (Astron. & Surv.), the straight edge of the
   alidade or ruler along which a straight line is to be

{Fiducial} {line or point} (Math. & Physics.), a line or
   point of reference, as for setting a graduated circle or
   scale used for measurments.

Thesaurus Terms
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