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English definition of “trust”

trust

noun [C/U] (ARRANGEMENT)   /trʌst/ social studies
a legal arrangement in which a person or organization controls property or money for the benefit of another person or organization: [U] The money is being held in trust for her until she turns 21. A trust is also a group of people or organizations that controls property or money for its own benefit, or the property or money controlled by the group: [C] The danger of trusts is that they can become very powerful.
(Definition of trust noun (ARRANGEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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