- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of trust
Synonyms for trust
Related Words for trustedcredible, established, honored, devoted, reliable, loyal, dependable, honorable, close, proved, tried, intimate, true, faithful, sure
Examples from the Web for trusted
Contemporary Examples of trusted
But I trusted Tony Robbins could sort me out on both fronts.Can Self-Help Books Really Make a New You?
December 29, 2014
He charged his trusted advisor Yitzhak Molcho to act as a watchdog to prevent any progress.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)
December 4, 2014
This,” Biden added, “is about acknowledging the most trusted man in journalism.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer
November 18, 2014
For conservatives, only explicitly right-wing news organizations can be trusted to tell the truth.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media
October 21, 2014
Ingram trusted law enforcement, not least because he was a sheriff himself.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of trusted
As if you could be trusted with anything again that needs a schoolboy's intelligence.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
It was trusted often, was in attendance on the Emperor, and was fairly well paid.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Yet Hope had appealed to him so simply, had trusted him so nobly!Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with the government of himself.
How sich a deep 'un as Clayton ever trusted him, I can't tell.
- 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
Word Origin for trust
c.1200, from Old Norse traust "help, confidence," from Proto-Germanic *traust- (cf. Old Frisian trast, Dutch troost "comfort, consolation," Old High German trost "trust, fidelity," German Trost "comfort, consolation," Gothic trausti "agreement, alliance"). Related to Old English treowian "to believe, trust," and treowe "faithful, trusty" (see true). Meaning "businesses organized to reduce competition" is recorded from 1877. Trust-buster is recorded from 1903.
early 13c., from Old Norse treysta "to trust," from traust (see trust (n.)). Related: Trusted; trusting.
see brain trust; in trust.