The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
An arrangement whereby property or money is given to be held by a third party (a trustee), on the basis that it will be managed for the benefit of, or eventually transferred to, a stated beneficiary; for example, money to be given to a child when he or she reaches adulthood.
A group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees.
From Middle English trust ("trust, protection"), from Old Norse traust ("confidence, help, protection"), from Proto-Germanic *traustą, from Proto-Indo-European *drowsdom, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- ("be firm, hard, solid").
Akin to Danish trøst ("comfort, solace"), Saterland Frisian Traast ("comfort, solace"), West Frisian treast ("comfort, solace"), Dutch troost ("comfort, consolation"), German Trost ("comfort, consolation"), Gothic trausti ("alliance, pact"). More at true, tree.
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