a trust designed for the benefit of the general public, as for educational or other charitable purposes (opposed to private trust).
Words nearby charitable trust
Origin of charitable trust
First recorded in 1855–60
Also called public trust.
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British Dictionary definitions for charitable trust
a trust set up for the benefit of a charity that complies with the regulations of the Charity Commissioners to enable it to be exempt from paying income tax
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