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Legal Dictionary - F

Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages another’s money or property who is required to exercise a standard care imposed by law. Personal representatives, attorneys, executors, and trustees commonly act as fiduciaries.

File: To submit documents to the official custody of the court administrator to be entered into the appropriate case file or record.

Filing fee: The charge required by courts when submitting various documents.

Finding: A court’s formal conclusion on issues of fact in a case.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): The federal agency that establishes safety and quality standards for food, drugs, cosmetics, and household substances.