- 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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You’ve got to learn how to trust yourself, trust your work and go out there and make it happen.Wizards’ plan for John Wall involves fewer minutes, more run for Ish Smith, Cassius Winston|Ava Wallace|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They are the woman whose life was ruined by a man who was trusted with too much power.The mind-boggling end of Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise, explained|Constance Grady|November 20, 2020|Vox
That level of trust is key when dealing with a resource as precious as water.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Eventually, I gained the trust of more than a dozen of the adolescents and young men I met in Bensenville, where they lived.
Now, I feel like we’ve done enough jobs that there’s a shorthand with producers and there is a little bit more trust in the people we’ve worked with.‘Logistical issues’: Confessions of a production exec on how coronavirus safety has changed her job|Kristina Monllos|November 18, 2020|Digiday
But I trusted Tony Robbins could sort me out on both fronts.
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)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This,” Biden added, “is about acknowledging the most trusted man in journalism.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As in most prisons, the “trusty” was a convict the warden trusted and thus had special privileges.
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|John Avlon|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When trusted with anything like the command of a mixed body of troops he proved an utter failure.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This they soon discovered, and I had the satisfaction of knowing that I was liked and trusted.
He trusted that what might be done in this matter be most expedient for the service of the king our sovereign.
I disappointed her fust time she trusted me, and I've got to stay long enough to show I ain't so wuthless as I seemed.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Though monuments may be moved intentionally or by natural causes, they can be more trusted in the long run of things.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
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.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with trust
see brain trust; in trust.