Blackstone infiere que el fideicomiso es el antecedente historico juridico directo del trust: "Uses and trust are in their original of a nature very similar, or rather exaxtly the same: answering more to the fideicommissum
than the usus-ductus of the civil law (160)".
Puede ser util este comentario de Santiago Castan: <<Entre las distintas formas fideicomisarias destacan, sin duda, por sus efectos, el fideicomiso universal (fideicommissum
hereditatis) y el de familia (fideicommissum
familiae relictum), puesto que en el seno de ambos entrara en juego la denominada "sustitucion fideicomisaria".
(19) The earliest theory maintains that the Roman fideicommissum
was responsible for the origin of the trust.
Before the French Revolution, the law was more permissive, to such extent that much of the land was tied up for future generations by means of fideicommissum
, a concept of Roman law with resemblances to the strict settlement of English law.
Latin legalese: 389c, 392c, legatum; 389c, fideicommissum
; 392a, peculium; 393c, codicillus; other Latin words: 392c, 393b, 396b, notarius; 393b, pallium.
He can also appeal to the strongest secular legitimation for his actions; in a parody of the Roman law, he claims both a contract of mandate (mandatum) and a "trust" (fideicommissum
) granted to him by Perpetua herself.