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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fiducial 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {fiduciary}] 
  2:  based  on  trust 




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