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Dictionary definition for: Trust

1. (n) 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. (v) 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"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) allow without fear

5. (n) the trait of trusting; of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"

6. (v) be confident about something; "I believe that he will come back from the war"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now on" "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"

9. (n) complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished the faith of a good woman" "the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust"

10. (v) confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general''s secret" "I commit my soul to God"

11. (n) a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence" "he betrayed their trust"

12. (v) extend credit to

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