Definition for CON-FIDE'

CON-FIDE', v.t.

To intrust; to commit to the charge of, with a belief in the fidelity of the person intrusted; to deliver, into possession of another, with assurance of safe keeping, or good management; followed by to. We confide a secret to a friend. The common interests of the United States are confided to the Congress. The prince confided with his envoy. They would take the property out of the hands of those to whom it was confided by the charter. – Hopkinson. Congress may, under the constitution, confide to the circuit court, jurisdiction of all offenses against the United States. – Judge Story.

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