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Definition of "trust" []

  • Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. (noun)
  • Custody; care. (noun)
  • Something committed into the care of another; charge. (noun)
  • The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one: violated a public trust. (noun)
  • One in which confidence is placed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trust" in a sentence
  • "The fathers of the English _church_, forbade selling on trust at a higher price than for ready money, which was the same thing in effect as to _forbid trust_; and this was doubtless one of the great objects those wise and pious men had in view; for they were fathers in legislation and morals, as well as in religion."
  • "The fathers of the Church (I mean the ancient ones), and also the canons of the Church, forbade selling on trust at a higher price than for ready money, which was in effect to forbid _trust_; and this, doubtless, was one of the great objects which those wise and pious men had in view; for they were fathers in legislation and morals as well as in religion."
  • "Donald Cressey penned the term "trust violator" in his research on the behavior and motivation of embezzlers."