Fide commissary

Definition of Fide commissary

A term derived from the Latin "fidei-commissarius,” and occasionally used by writers on equity jurisprudence as a substitute for the law French term "cestui que trust, ” as being more elegant and euphonious. See Brown v. Brown, 83 Hun. 160, 31 N.Y.S. 650.

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