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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trust  \Trust\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Most  take  things  upon  trust.  --Locke. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  His  trust  was  with  the  Eternal  to  be  deemed  Equal  in 
  strength.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  committed  or  intrusted  to  one  something 
  received  in  confidence;  charge;  deposit. 
 
  5.  The  condition  or  obligation  of  one  to  whom  anything  is 
  confided;  responsible  charge  or  office. 
 
  [I]  serve  him  truly  that  will  put  me  in  trust. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Reward  them  well  if  they  observe  their  trust. 
  --Denham. 
 
  6.  That  upon  which  confidence  is  reposed;  ground  of  reliance; 
  hope. 
 
  O  Lord  God,  thou  art  my  trust  from  my  youth.  --Ps. 
  lxxi.  5. 
 
  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. 
 
  8.  An  organization  formed  mainly  for  the  purpose  of 
  regulating  the  supply  and  price  of  commodities,  etc.;  as 
  a  sugar  trust.  [Cant] 
 
  Syn:  Confidence;  belief;  faith;  hope;  expectation. 
 
  {Trust  deed}  (Law),  a  deed  conveying  property  to  a  trustee, 
  for  some  specific  use 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  I  will  never  trust  his  word  after  --Shak. 
 
  He  that  trusts  every  one  without  reserve  will  at 
  last  be  deceived.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  To  give  credence  to  to  believe;  to  credit. 
 
  Trust  me  you  look  well  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  hope  confidently;  to  believe;  --  usually  with  a  phrase 
  or  infinitive  clause  as  the  object. 
 
  I  trust  to  come  unto  you  and  speak  face  to  face. 
  --2  John  12. 
 
  We  trustwe  have  a  good  conscience.  --Heb.  xiii. 
  18. 
 
  4.  to  show  confidence  in  a  person  by  intrusting  him  with 
  something 
 
  Whom  with  your  power  and  fortune,  sir,  you  trust, 
  Now  to  suspect  is  vain.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  commit,  as  to  one's  care  to  intrust. 
 
  Merchants  were  not  willing  to  trust  precious  cargoes 
  to  any  custody  but  that  of  a  man-of-war.  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  7.  To  risk;  to  venture  confidently. 
 
  [Beguiled]  by  thee  to  trust  thee  from  my  side 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trust  \Trust\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  trust;  to  be  credulous;  to  be  won  to  confidence; 
  to  confide. 
 
  More  to  know  could  not  be  more  to  trust.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  be  confident,  as  of  something  future;  to  hope. 
 
  I  will  trust  and  not  be  afraid.  --Isa.  xii.  2. 
 
  3.  To  sell  or  deliver  anything  in  reliance  upon  a  promise  of 
  payment;  to  give  credit. 
 
  It  is  happier  sometimes  to  be  cheated  than  not  to 
  trust.  --Johnson. 
 
  {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. 
 
  Her  widening  streets  on  new  foundations  trust. 
  --Dryden. 
 
 
  {To  trust}  {to  or  unto},  to  depend  on  to  have  confidence  in 
  to  rely  on 
 
  They  trusted  unto  the  liers  in  wait.  --Judges  xx 
  36. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trust  \Trust\,  a. 
  Held  in  trust;  as  trust  property;  trustmoney 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  trusting;  of  believing  in  the  honesty  and 
  reliability  of  others  "the  experience  destroyed  his  trust 
  and  personal  dignity"  [syn:  {trustingness},  {trustfulness}] 
  [ant:  {distrust}] 
  4:  a  consortium  of  companies  formed  to  limit  competition;  "they 
  set  up  the  trust  in  the  hope  of  gaining  a  monopoly"  [syn: 
  {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}] 
  6:  a  trustful  relationship;  "he  took  me  into  his  confidence"; 
  "he  betrayed  their  trust"  [syn:  {confidence}] 
  v  1:  have  confidence  or  faith  in  "We  can  trust  in  God";  "Rely  on 
  your  friends";  "bank  on  your  good  education"  [syn:  {swear}, 
  {rely},  {bank}]  [ant:  {distrust},  {distrust}] 
  2:  allow  without  fear 
  3:  be  confident  about  something  "I  believe  that  he  will  come 
  back  from  the  war"  [syn:  {believe}] 
  4:  expect  with  desire;  "I  trust  you  will  behave  better  from  now 
  on";  "I  hope  she  understands  that  she  cannot  exepct  a 
  raise"  [syn:  {hope},  {desire}] 
  5:  To  confer  a  trust  upon  "The  messenger  was  entrusted  with 
  the  general's  secret";  "I  commit  my  soul  to  God"  [syn:  {entrust}, 
  {intrust},  {confide},  {commit}] 
  6:  extend  credit  to 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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. 
 
 




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