a trust designed for the benefit of the general public, as for educational or other charitable purposes (opposed to private trust).
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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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