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fi·du·ci·ar·y  audio  (f-dsh-r, -sh-r, -dy-, f-) KEY 

    1. Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another: a fiduciary heir; a fiduciary contract.
    2. Of or being a trustee or trusteeship.
    3. Held in trust.
  1. Of or consisting of fiat money.
  2. 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.
pl. fi·du·ci·ar·ies
One, such as an agent of a principal or a company director, that stands in a special relation of trust, confidence, or responsibility in certain obligations to others.

Latin fdcirius, from fdcia, trust ; see fiducial

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