Definitions for: Fiducial


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
drawn.

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

Synonyms: fiduciary, trustworthy, trusty

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