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Definition of "fiduciary" []

  • Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another: a fiduciary heir; a fiduciary contract. (adjective)
  • Of or being a trustee or trusteeship. (adjective)
  • Held in trust. (adjective)
  • Of or consisting of fiat money. (adjective)
  • 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fiduciary" in a sentence
  • "Indeed, the word fiduciary comes from the Latin word fides, meaning faith."
  • "The word "fiduciary" comes from the Latin word for trust."
  • "Your editorial accurately depicts what a Labor Department proposal to change the regulatory agency's definition of the phrase "fiduciary" might to do the retirement-investment industry."