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trust
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 21
1. Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
Part of Speech: noun
4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something received in confidence; charge; deposit.
7. An organization formed mainly for the purpose of regulating the supply and price of commodities, etc.; as, a sugar trust.
8. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us.
9. To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
10. To hope confidently; to believe; - usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
11. to show confidence in a person by intrusting ( him) with something.
12. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
13. 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.
14. To risk; to venture confidently.
16. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
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