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Term for ‘fiduciary agreement’, (e.g. Paulus, Sent. 2,13,1) also for the object held in trust. Fiducia could be found in various aspects of Roman civil law: In the law of persons, there was the coemptio of women (a form of  mancipatio , Gai. Inst. 3,113), not only for the purpose of marriage (matrimonii causa), but also in the context of the transference of property on trust (fiduciae causa), e.g. in order to avoid one kind of guardianship ( tutela ) and to establish a different one (of a tutor fiduciarius) (Gai. Inst. 1,114; 115). The law of persons and obligations …

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Schanbacher, Dietmar (Dresden), “Fiducia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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