1. something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary);
- Example: "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
2. certainty based on past experience;
- Example: "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"
- Example: "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun"
[syn: reliance, trust]
3. the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others;
- Example: "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
[syn: trust, trustingness, trustfulness]
4. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service;
- Example: "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
[syn: trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel]
5. complete confidence in a person or plan etc;
- Example: "he cherished the faith of a good woman"
- Example: "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"
[syn: faith, trust]
6. a trustful relationship;
- Example: "he took me into his confidence"
- Example: "he betrayed their trust"
[syn: confidence, trust]
1. have confidence or faith in;
- Example: "We can trust in God"
- Example: "Rely on your friends"
- Example: "bank on your good education"
- Example: "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
[syn: trust, swear, rely, bank]
2. allow without fear;
3. be confident about something;
- Example: "I believe that he will come back from the war"
[syn: believe, trust]
4. expect and wish;
- Example: "I trust you will behave better from now on"
- Example: "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
[syn: hope, trust, desire]
5. confer a trust upon;
- Example: "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"
- Example: "I commit my soul to God"
[syn: entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit]
6. extend credit to;
- Example: "don't trust my ex-wife I won't pay her debts anymore";
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trust \Trust\, n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tr["o]st comfort, consolation, G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true. See True, and cf. Tryst.] 1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance. "O ever-failing trust in mortal strength!" --Milton. [1913 Webster] Most take things upon trust. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Credit given; especially, delivery of property or merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or buy goods on trust. [1913 Webster] 3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief. "Such trust have we through Christ." --2 Cor. iii. 4. [1913 Webster] His trust was with the Eternal to be deemed Equal in strength. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit. [1913 Webster] 5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office. [1913 Webster] [I] serve him truly that will put me in trust. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Reward them well, if they observe their trust. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope. [1913 Webster] O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. --Ps. lxxi. 5. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust. [1913 Webster] 8. An equitable right or interest in property distinct from the legal ownership thereof; a use (as it existed before the Statute of Uses); also, a property interest held by one person for the benefit of another. Trusts are active, or special, express, implied, constructive, etc. In a passive trust the trustee simply has title to the trust property, while its control and management are in the beneficiary. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 9. A business organization or combination consisting of a number of firms or corporations operating, and often united, under an agreement creating a trust (in sense 1), esp. one formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; often, opprobriously, a combination formed for the purpose of controlling or monopolizing a trade, industry, or business, by doing acts in restraint or trade; as, a sugar trust. A trust may take the form of a corporation or of a body of persons or corporations acting together by mutual arrangement, as under a contract or a so-called gentlemen's agreement. When it consists of corporations it may be effected by putting a majority of their stock either in the hands of a board of trustees (whence the name trust for the combination) or by transferring a majority to a holding company. The advantages of a trust are partly due to the economies made possible in carrying on a large business, as well as the doing away with competition. In the United States severe statutes against trusts have been passed by the Federal government and in many States, with elaborate statutory definitions. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Syn: Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation. [1913 Webster] Trust deed (Law), a deed conveying property to a trustee, for some specific use. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trust \Trust\, a. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trust \Trust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Trusting.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See Trust, n.] 1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us. [1913 Webster] I will never trust his word after. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To give credence to; to believe; to credit. [1913 Webster] Trust me, you look well. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object. [1913 Webster] I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face. --2 John 12. [1913 Webster] We trustwe have a good conscience. --Heb. xiii. 18. [1913 Webster] 4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something. [1913 Webster] Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust, Now to suspect is vain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust. [1913 Webster] Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 6. To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment; as, merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods. [1913 Webster] 7. To risk; to venture confidently. [1913 Webster] [Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trust \Trust\, v. i. 1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide. [1913 Webster] More to know could not be more to trust. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope. [1913 Webster] I will trust and not be afraid. --Isa. xii. 2. [1913 Webster] 3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit. [1913 Webster] It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] To trust in, To trust on, to place confidence in,; to rely on; to depend. "Trust in the Lord, and do good." --Ps. xxxvii. 3. "A priest . . . on whom we trust." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Her widening streets on new foundations trust. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] To trust to or To trust unto, to depend on; to have confidence in; to rely on; as, to trust to luck. [1913 Webster] They trusted unto the liers in wait. --Judges xx. 36. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
trust n 1: something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary); "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father" 2: certainty based on past experience; "he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists"; "he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun" [syn: reliance, trust] 3: the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity" [syn: trust, trustingness, trustfulness] [ant: distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust] 4: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel] 5: complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust" [syn: faith, trust] 6: a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence"; "he betrayed their trust" [syn: confidence, trust] v 1: have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes" [syn: trust, swear, rely, bank] [ant: distrust, mistrust, suspect] 2: allow without fear 3: be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war" [syn: believe, trust] 4: expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise" [syn: hope, trust, desire] 5: confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust, intrust, trust, confide, commit] 6: extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her debts anymore"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
285 Moby Thesaurus words for "trust": Aktiengesellschaft, absolute interest, accept, accept for gospel, accept implicitly, acceptation, acception, acquiescence, agency, agentship, aktiebolag, arrogance, aspiration, aspire to, assign, assignment, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness, authority, authorization, bank credit, bank on, be certain, belief, believe, believe in, believe without reservation, benefit, body corporate, book credit, borrowing power, brevet, business, business establishment, buy, care, carry, cartel, cash credit, certainty, certitude, chain, chamber of commerce, charge, cheerful expectation, claim, closed-end investment company, cocksureness, combine, commend, commercial credit, commercial enterprise, commission, commissioning, commit, commitment, common, compagnie, company, concern, confide, confide in, confidence, confidentness, conglomerate, conglomerate corporation, consign, consignment, consolidating company, consortium, consumer credit, contingent interest, conviction, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, count on, courage, credence, credibility, credit, credit insurance, credit rating, credit union, credulity, cure, custody, deem trustworthy, delegate, delegated authority, delegation, depend on, dependability, dependence, deputation, depute, desire, devolution, devolvement, diversified corporation, doomed hope, easement, embassy, empower, empowerment, enfeoff, enterprise, entrust, entrusting, entrustment, equitable interest, equity, errand, estate, executorship, exequatur, expect, expectation, extend credit, factorship, fair prospect, faith, feel confident, fervent hope, firm, full power, give, give credit, give faith to, give in charge, give in trust, give tick, good cheer, good hope, great expectations, group, growth fund, guardianship, hand over, harbor the hope, have confidence in, have faith in, high hopes, hire purchase plan, holding, holding company, hope, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for, hope in, hope to God, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, house, hubris, industry, infeudate, installment credit, installment plan, interest, investment company, investment credit, investment trust, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, jurisdiction, keeping, lean upon, legation, license, lieutenancy, limitation, line of credit, live in hopes, load fund, mandate, mission, monopoly, mutual fund, never-never, no-load fund, nurture the hope, office, operating company, overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, part, partnership, percentage, place confidence in, place reliance in, plenipotentiary power, plunderbund, poise, pomposity, pool, positiveness, power of attorney, power to act, prayerful hope, presume, presumption, pride, procuration, promise, prospect, prospects, protection, proxy, public utility, purview, put faith in, put trust in, rating, receive, reception, regency, regentship, relegate, reliability, reliance, reliance on, rely on, rely upon, remand, remit, repose, repose confidence in, repose in, responsibility, rest assured, rest in, right, right of entry, safekeeping, sanguine expectation, security, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, sell on credit, set store by, settled belief, settlement, stake, stock, stock company, store, strict settlement, subjective certainty, sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, swallow, syndicate, take for granted, take on faith, take on trust, take stock in, task, tax credit, think reliable, tick, title, trade association, trust implicitly, trust in, trusteeship, trustworthiness, use, utility, vested interest, vicarious authority, ward, warrant, well-grounded hopeBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
TRUST, contracts, devises. An equitable right, title or interest in property, real or personal, distinct from its legal ownership; or it is a personal obligation for paying, delivering or performing anything, where the person trusting has no real. right or security, for by, that act he confides altogether to the faithfulness of those entrusted. This is its most general meaning, and includes deposits, bailments, and the like. In its more technical sense, it may be defined to be an obligation upon a person, arising out of a confidence reposed in him, to apply property faithfully, and according to such confidence. Willis on Trustees, 1; 4 Kent, Com. 295; 2 Fonb. Eq. 1; 1 Saund. Uses and Tr. 6; Coop. Eq. Pl. Introd. 27; 3 Bl. Com. 431. 2. Trusts were probably derived from the civil law. The fidei commissum, (q.v.) is not dissimilar to a trust. 3. Trusts are either express or implied. 1st. Express trusts are those which are created in express terms in the deed, writing or will. The terms to create an express trust will be sufficient, if it can be fairly collected upon the face of the instrument that a trust was intended. Express trusts are usually found in preliminary sealed agreements, such as marriage articles, or articles for the purchase of land; in formal conveyances, such as marriage settlements, terms for years, mortgages, assignments for the payment of debts, raising portions or other purposes; and in wills and testaments, when the bequests involve fiduciary interests for private benefit or public charity,, they may be created even by parol. 6 Watts & Serg. 97. 4.-2d. Implied trusts are those which without being expressed, are deducible from the nature of the transaction, as matters of intent; or which are superinduced upon the transaction by operation of law, as matters of equity, independently of the particular intention of the parties. 5. The most common form of an implied trust is where property or money is delivered by one person to another, to be by the latter delivered to a third person. These implied trusts greatly extend over the business and pursuits of men: a few examples will be given. 6. When land is purchased by one man in the name of another, and the former pays the consideration money, the land will in general be held by the grantee in Trust for the person who so paid the consideration money. Com. Dig. Chancery, 3 W 3; 2 Fonb. Eq. book 2, c. 5, Sec. 1, note a. Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 1201. 7. When real property is purchased out of partnership funds, and the title is taken in the name of one of the partners, he will hold it in trust for all the partners. 7 Ves. jr. 453; Montague on Partn. 97, n.; Colly. Partn. 68. 8. When a contract is made for the sale of land, in equity the vendor is immediately deemed a trustee for the vendee of the estate; and the vendee, a trustee for the vendor of the purchase money; and by this means there is an equitable conversion of the property. 1 Fonb. Eq. book 1, ch. 6, Sec. 9, note t; Story, Eq. Jur. SSSS 789, 790, 1212. See Conversion. For the origin of trusts in the civil law, see 5 Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 2, c. 1, n. 18; 1 Brown's Civ. Law, 190. Vide Resulting Trusts. See, generally, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
TRUST, n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors and public enemies.