- 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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Our data tells us that when the customer trusts us and buys products for their homes, they will trust us for buying other non-core items.How Lowe’s and Home Depot plan to keep growing even after the COVID home improvement boom|Phil Wahba|November 20, 2020|Fortune
The trust of the American people will be the most important factor in a successful vaccination effort.We can’t rely on just one company to distribute COVID vaccines|jakemeth|November 20, 2020|Fortune
That’s good news for real estate investment trusts like Crown Castle and American Tower, which Langley expects will grow earnings at a high single-digit rate for as much as a decade.
The design is so straightforward that I would trust filtering my water to a precocious third grader.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Poppe takes the helm at a time when the company has a lot of work to do to get back on track—and a massive challenge in terms of winning back public trust.PG&E’s new CEO is the first woman to leap from top of one Fortune 500 company to another|kristenlbellstrom|November 19, 2020|Fortune
He is the most perfectly lovable and trustable being I know, or can conceive of knowing.We Two|Edna Lyall
He was a big boy, smart and trustable, and Leah was almost a baby.Dorothy's House Party|Evelyn Raymond
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
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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.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with trust
see brain trust; in trust.