- 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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Idioms for trust
Origin of trust
synonym study for trust
OTHER WORDS FROM trust
Example sentences from the Web for trust
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
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
Ingram trusted law enforcement, not least because he was a sheriff himself.
"Your enemies prepared this terrible trap for you," declared the man who was once my trusted servant.The Czar's Spy|William Le Queux
During the day his Lee-Metfords, at ninety yards' range, might be trusted to keep the place clear of intruders.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
She trusted that all was right, and Margaret tried to believe so, though still uneasy.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
So I confide this to nobody but yourself and trusted friends like you.
In its barrow it trusted, its battling and bulwarks: that boast was vain!Beowulf|Anonymous
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.