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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uh m]
    • /ˌfaɪ di aɪ kəˈmɪs əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-dee-ahy-kuh-mis-uh m]
    • /ˌfaɪ di aɪ kəˈmɪs əm/

Definitions of fideicommissum word

  • noun plural fideicommissum a request by a decedent that the heir or legatee to the estate convey a specified part of the estate to another person, or permit another person to enjoy such a part. 1
  • noun fideicommissum A benefit bequeathed to a beneficiary who inherits the benefit, subject to the obligation of bequeathing it to another. 1
  • noun fideicommissum a gift of property, usually by will, to be held on behalf of another who cannot receive the gift directly 0

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Origin of fideicommissum

First appearance:

before 1720
One of the 49% newest English words
1720-30; < Late Latin fideī commissum entrusted to faith, equivalent to fideī, dative singular of fidēs faith + commissum, past participle of committere to commit

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fideicommissum popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fideicommissum usage trend in Literature

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