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unit trustnoun [C]

uk   us   UK (US mutual fund)
a ​service where ​financialexperts invest the ​money of many ​people in many different ​companies
(Definition of unit trust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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unit trustnoun [C]

uk   us   FINANCE
in the UK, a fund in which you ​buy units (= ​shares). This ​money is then put into a ​range of ​investments, etc., and ​profits are ​paid in relation to the ​number of ​units that you own: Collective ​investments such as ​unittrusts are ideal ​products for ​investment on behalf of a child.
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(Definition of unit trust from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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