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A legal device set up by a person or business to help manage real or personal property for the benefit of another.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
trust (noun)
1.
a) reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something - assured
b) one in which confidence is placed
2.
a) dependence on something future or - contingent hope
b) reliance on future payment for property (as merchandise) delivered - credit bought furniture on trust
3.
a) a property held by one person for the benefit of another - interest
b) a combination of firms or corporations formed by a legal agreement , especially one that reduces or threatens to reduce competition
4.
archaic - trustworthiness
5.
a) (1) a charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship
(2) something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another
b) responsible or office - charge
c) - care custody the child committed to her trust
trust (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to place - confidence depend trust in God trust to luck
b) to be confident - hope
2.
transitive verb
to sell or on credit - deliver
1.
a) to commit or place in one's care or keeping - entrust
b) to permit to stay or go or to do something without fear or - misgiving
2.
a) to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of - believe trust a rumor
b) to place confidence in rely on - a friend you can trust
c) to hope or expect confidently - trusts that the problem will be resolved soon
3.
to extend credit to
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
trust (noun)
1.
firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something
SYNONYMS:
confidence, credence, faith, stock
RELATED WORDS:
acceptance, assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, conviction, positiveness, sureness, surety; credit, dependence ( dependance), hope, reliance
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; distrustfulness, doubt, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrustfulness, nonconfidence, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment
distrust, mistrust
trust (noun)
2.
a number of businesses or enterprises united for commercial advantage
SYNONYMS:
combination, combine, syndicate, trust
RELATED WORDS:
chain, conglomerate, megacorporation, multinational; association, guild ( gild), organization, partnership, pool, union; big business
trust (noun)
3.
responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something
SYNONYMS:
care, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, trust, ward
RELATED WORDS:
control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision
trust (noun)
4.
the right to take possession of goods before paying for them
SYNONYMS:
trust
RELATED WORDS:
installment plan, layaway; charge account, credit line
trust (verb)
1.
to give a task, duty, or responsibility to
SYNONYMS:
assign, charge, commission, task, trust
RELATED WORDS:
confer, impose; commit, confide, consign, delegate, recommend, relegate, repose; allocate, allot; authorize, empower, invest
trust (verb)
2.
to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
SYNONYMS:
commend, commit, confide, consign, delegate, deliver, entrust ( intrust), give over, hand, hand over, leave, pass, recommend, repose, transfer, transmit, trust, turn over, vest
RELATED WORDS:
confer, grant; assign, deal (out), dispense, disperse, distribute, divide; hand in, release, relinquish, submit, surrender, turn in, yield; bequeath, hand down, hand on, will; advance, lend, loan; furnish, supply; recommit, redeliver, regive, retransfer, retransmit
NEAR ANTONYMS:
detain, hold back, reserve, withhold; own, possess; accept, receive, take in; occupy, take, take over
hold, keep, retain
trust (verb)
3.
to regard as right or true
SYNONYMS:
accept, buy, credit, swallow, take, trust
RELATED WORDS:
account, accredit, understand; assume, presume, suppose; conclude, deduce, infer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrust, doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, question, suspect; challenge, dispute
disbelieve, discredit, reject
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