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- to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: We entrusted him with our lives.
- to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance: to entrust a secret, money, powers, or work to another.
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British Dictionary definitions for entrustment
Derived Formsentrustment or intrustment, noun
- (usually foll by with) to invest or charge (with a duty, responsibility, etc)
- (often foll by to) to put into the care or protection of someone
It is usually considered incorrect to talk about entrusting someone to do something: the army cannot be trusted (not entrusted) to carry out orders
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Word Origin and History for entrustment
c.1600, from en- (1) "make, put in" + trust (v.). Related: Entrusted; entrusting.
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