Fiducial
Fiducial 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the nature of a trust; fiduciary; as, fiducial power. --Spelman. [1913 Webster]

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

{Fiducial line} or {Fiducial point} (Math. & Physics.), a line or point of reference, as for setting a graduated circle or scale used for measurments. [1913 Webster]


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  • fiducial — [fi do͞o′shəl, fidyo͞o′shəl; fīdo͞o′shəl, fīdyo͞o΄shəl] adj. [L fiducialis < fiducia, trust: see FIDUCIARY] 1. based on firm faith 2. used as a standard of reference for measurement or calculation [a fiducial point] 3. FIDUCIARY …   English World dictionary

  • fiducial — index fiduciary, pecuniary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fiducial — 1570s, from L. fiducialis reliable, from fiducia trust (see FAITH (Cf. faith)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fiducial — adj. 2 g. De fidúcia ou a ela relativo.   ‣ Etimologia: fidúcia + al …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Fiducial — Logo de Fiducial Création 1991 Dates clés 1970 création de Sofinarex 1991 création de Fiducial (fusion entre Sofinarex …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fiducial — * In law the term fiducial means of or pertaining to a fiduciary .* In imaging technology, a fiduciary marker or fiducial is an object used in the field of view of an imaging system which appears in the image produced, for use as a point of… …   Wikipedia

  • fiducial — fiducially, adv. /fi dooh sheuhl, dyooh /, adj. 1. accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point; a fiducial temperature. 2. based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God. [1565 75; < LL fiducialis, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • fiducial — fi•du•cial [[t]fɪˈdu ʃəl, ˈdyu [/t]] adj. 1) accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point[/ex] 2) based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God[/ex] • Etymology: 1565–75; < LL fīdūciālis= L fīdūci(a) trust… …   From formal English to slang

  • fiducial — /fɪˈdjuʃiəl/ (say fi dyoohsheeuhl) adjective 1. Physics, etc. accepted as a fixed basis of reference or comparison: a fiducial point. 2. based on or having trust: fiducial dependence upon God. {Medieval Latin fīdūciālis, from Latin fīdūcia trust} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiducial — adjective Date: 1571 1. taken as standard of reference < a fiducial mark > 2. founded on faith or trust 3. having the nature of a trust ; fiduciary • fiducially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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