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noun
  1. Also called fixed investment trust, fixed trust. an investment company that has a fixed portfolio of securities, usually of a single type, such as municipal bonds or corporate bonds, which are held to maturity: each investor receives a share in the amount proportionate to his or her holding.
  2. Also called u·ni·trust [yoo-ni-truhst] /ˈyu nɪˌtrʌst/. an inflexible type of mutual fund in which each investor is obligated to invest a total specified amount in a certain number of shares, payable in equal amounts on a monthly or quarterly basis over an extended period of time.
  3. British. mutual fund.
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Origin of unit trust

First recorded in 1935–40
Also called unit investment trust (for defs 1, 2).
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unit trust

noun
  1. British an investment trust that issues units for public sale, the holders of which are creditors and not shareholders with their interests represented by a trust company independent of the issuing agency
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