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Meaning of fideicommissum

fi•de•i•com•mis•sum

Pronunciation: (fī"dē-ī-ku-mis'um), [key]
— pl. -mis•sa
  1. 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.
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