- a fiduciary relationship in which one person (the trustee) holds the title to property (the trust estate or trust property) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary).
- the property or funds so held.
- an illegal combination of industrial or commercial companies in which the stock of the constituent companies is controlled by a central board of trustees, a group of people who have assumed the authority to supervise the affairs of the constituent companies, thus making it possible to manage the companies so as to minimize production costs, control prices, eliminate competition, etc.
- any large industrial or commercial corporation or combination having a monopolistic or semimonopolistic control over the production of some commodity or service.
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Hire the best people, people you trust, people whose judgment you trust.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
Public schools have lost parent trust on this issue despite their continued lip service, and charter schools know it.Our Public Schools Have a Customer Service Problem|Thomas Courtney|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
We asked leaders from the two companies about their high-trust, inclusive workplace cultures and how they’ve responded to the coronavirus crisis.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge|lbelanger225|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot — and missed.
Typically, each user in such a system needs to be directly wired to the other or connected via trusted nodes, which can make large networks costly and increase the number of windows for hackers to exploit.A New Breakthrough Just Brought City-Wide Quantum Communication Into Reach|Edd Gent|September 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
We proud skeptics would rather trust the demonstrable facts than the alleged truth.
And ultimately this creates steadily eroding trust among voters for not just politics but the institutions of government.
Others have taken the stage to tell women to just work harder and trust in karma.
If she wants voters to believe and trust in her, she must court favor with the local pastor, Jeremiah.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In order for a reunion to happen, it would take a high level of trust, musically, on everything that happened.Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
There are three things a wise man will not trust: the wind, the sunshine of an April day, and woman's plighted faith.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
He must trust to his human merits, and not miracles, for his Sonship is of no value in this conflict.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
As if unwilling to trust himself longer in dangerous companionship, he went up to town with Thomas Carr.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
I would not trust their removal to any other hand, and so, the panel comes out without a shake.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for trust
- an arrangement whereby a person to whom the legal title to property is conveyed (the trustee) holds such property for the benefit of those entitled to the beneficial interest
- property that is the subject of such an arrangement
- the confidence put in the trusteeRelated adjective: fiduciary
Derived forms of trusttrustable, adjectivetrustability, nountruster, noun
Word Origin for trust
Cultural definitions for trust
A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry. Trusts are generally prohibited or restricted by antitrust legislation. (Compare monopoly.)
Idioms and Phrases with trust
see brain trust; in trust.