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fiduciary

A person, such as a trustee, with an obligation to promote the best interests of another with diligence and to refrain from any action that would further the self-interest of the fiduciary. A fiduciary relationship may arise from the superior skill and knowledge of one party to a relationship.
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Definition reprinted with permission from Committee on Psychiatry and Law, of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry: Mental Health Professional and the Legal System