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 for trust
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trust \Trust\, n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence,
     security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tr["o]st comfort, consolation,
     G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true.
     See True, and cf. Tryst.]
     1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity,
        justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another
        person; confidence; reliance; reliance. "O ever-failing
        trust in mortal strength!" --Milton.
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              Most take things upon trust.          --Locke.
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     2. Credit given; especially, delivery of property or
        merchandise in reliance upon future payment; exchange
        without immediate receipt of an equivalent; as, to sell or
        buy goods on trust.
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     3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or
        contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief. "Such
        trust have we through Christ." --2 Cor. iii. 4.
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              His trust was with the Eternal to be deemed
              Equal in strength.                    --Milton.
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     4. That which is committed or intrusted to one; something
        received in confidence; charge; deposit.
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     5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is
        confided; responsible charge or office.
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              [I] serve him truly that will put me in trust.
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              Reward them well, if they observe their trust.
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     6. That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance;
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              O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth. --Ps.
                                                    lxxi. 5.
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     7. (Law) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the
        devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the
        profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an
        estate held for the use of another; a confidence
        respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed
        the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the
        cestui que trust.
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     8. An equitable right or interest in property distinct from
        the legal ownership thereof; a use (as it existed before
        the Statute of Uses); also, a property interest held by
        one person for the benefit of another. Trusts are active,
        or special, express, implied, constructive, etc. In a
     passive trust the trustee simply has title to the trust
        property, while its control and management are in the
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     9. 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.
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     Syn: Confidence; belief; faith; hope; expectation.
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     Trust deed (Law), a deed conveying property to a trustee,
        for some specific use.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trust \Trust\, a.
     Held in trust; as, trust property; trustmoney.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trust \Trust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trusted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trusting.] [OE. trusten, trosten. See Trust, n.]
     1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose
        faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived
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              I will never trust his word after.    --Shak.
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              He that trusts every one without reserve will at
              last be deceived.                     --Johnson.
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     2. To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
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              Trust me, you look well.              --Shak.
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     3. To hope confidently; to believe; -- usually with a phrase
        or infinitive clause as the object.
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              I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face.
                                                    --2 John 12.
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              We trustwe have a good conscience.    --Heb. xiii.
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     4. to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with
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              Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust,
              Now to suspect is vain.               --Dryden.
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     5. To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
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              Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes
              to any custody but that of a man-of-war. --Macaulay.
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     6. 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.
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     7. To risk; to venture confidently.
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              [Beguiled] by thee
              to trust thee from my side.           --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trust \Trust\, v. i.
     1. To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence;
        to confide.
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              More to know could not be more to trust. --Shak.
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     2. To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
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              I will trust and not be afraid.       --Isa. xii. 2.
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     3. To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of
        payment; to give credit.
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              It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to
              trust.                                --Johnson.
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     To trust in, To trust on, to place confidence in,; to
        rely on; to depend. "Trust in the Lord, and do good."
        --Ps. xxxvii. 3. "A priest . . . on whom we trust."
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              Her widening streets on new foundations trust.
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     To trust to or To trust unto, to depend on; to have
        confidence in; to rely on; as, to trust to luck.
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              They trusted unto the liers in wait.  --Judges xx.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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: 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" [syn:
         reliance, trust]
      3: the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of
         others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal
         dignity" [syn: trust, trustingness, trustfulness] [ant:
         distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust]
      4: 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" [syn: trust, corporate trust,
         combine, cartel]
      5: complete confidence in a person or plan etc; "he cherished
         the faith of a good woman"; "the doctor-patient relationship
         is based on trust" [syn: faith, trust]
      6: a trustful relationship; "he took me into his confidence";
         "he betrayed their trust" [syn: confidence, trust]
      v 1: 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" [syn: trust, swear,
           rely, bank] [ant: distrust, mistrust, suspect]
      2: allow without fear
      3: be confident about something; "I believe that he will come
         back from the war" [syn: believe, trust]
      4: expect and wish; "I trust you will behave better from now
         on"; "I hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise"
         [syn: hope, trust, desire]
      5: confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the
         general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: entrust,
         intrust, trust, confide, commit]
      6: extend credit to; "don't trust my ex-wife; I won't pay her
         debts anymore"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  285 Moby Thesaurus words for "trust":
     Aktiengesellschaft, absolute interest, accept, accept for gospel,
     accept implicitly, acceptation, acception, acquiescence, agency,
     agentship, aktiebolag, arrogance, aspiration, aspire to, assign,
     assignment, assumption, assurance, assured faith, assuredness,
     authority, authorization, bank credit, bank on, be certain, belief,
     believe, believe in, believe without reservation, benefit,
     body corporate, book credit, borrowing power, brevet, business,
     business establishment, buy, care, carry, cartel, cash credit,
     certainty, certitude, chain, chamber of commerce, charge,
     cheerful expectation, claim, closed-end investment company,
     cocksureness, combine, commend, commercial credit,
     commercial enterprise, commission, commissioning, commit,
     commitment, common, compagnie, company, concern, confide,
     confide in, confidence, confidentness, conglomerate,
     conglomerate corporation, consign, consignment,
     consolidating company, consortium, consumer credit,
     contingent interest, conviction, copartnership, corporate body,
     corporation, count on, courage, credence, credibility, credit,
     credit insurance, credit rating, credit union, credulity, cure,
     custody, deem trustworthy, delegate, delegated authority,
     delegation, depend on, dependability, dependence, deputation,
     depute, desire, devolution, devolvement, diversified corporation,
     doomed hope, easement, embassy, empower, empowerment, enfeoff,
     enterprise, entrust, entrusting, entrustment, equitable interest,
     equity, errand, estate, executorship, exequatur, expect,
     expectation, extend credit, factorship, fair prospect, faith,
     feel confident, fervent hope, firm, full power, give, give credit,
     give faith to, give in charge, give in trust, give tick,
     good cheer, good hope, great expectations, group, growth fund,
     guardianship, hand over, harbor the hope, have confidence in,
     have faith in, high hopes, hire purchase plan, holding,
     holding company, hope, hope against hope, hope and pray, hope for,
     hope in, hope to God, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes,
     hoping, hoping against hope, house, hubris, industry, infeudate,
     installment credit, installment plan, interest, investment company,
     investment credit, investment trust, joint-stock association,
     joint-stock company, jurisdiction, keeping, lean upon, legation,
     license, lieutenancy, limitation, line of credit, live in hopes,
     load fund, mandate, mission, monopoly, mutual fund, never-never,
     no-load fund, nurture the hope, office, operating company,
     overconfidence, oversureness, overweening, overweeningness, part,
     partnership, percentage, place confidence in, place reliance in,
     plenipotentiary power, plunderbund, poise, pomposity, pool,
     positiveness, power of attorney, power to act, prayerful hope,
     presume, presumption, pride, procuration, promise, prospect,
     prospects, protection, proxy, public utility, purview,
     put faith in, put trust in, rating, receive, reception, regency,
     regentship, relegate, reliability, reliance, reliance on, rely on,
     rely upon, remand, remit, repose, repose confidence in, repose in,
     responsibility, rest assured, rest in, right, right of entry,
     safekeeping, sanguine expectation, security, self-assurance,
     self-confidence, self-importance, self-reliance, sell on credit,
     set store by, settled belief, settlement, stake, stock,
     stock company, store, strict settlement, subjective certainty,
     sureness, surety, suspension of disbelief, swallow, syndicate,
     take for granted, take on faith, take on trust, take stock in,
     task, tax credit, think reliable, tick, title, trade association,
     trust implicitly, trust in, trusteeship, trustworthiness, use,
     utility, vested interest, vicarious authority, ward, warrant,
     well-grounded hope

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRUST, contracts, devises. An equitable right, title or interest in 
  property, real or personal, distinct from its legal ownership; or it is a 
  personal obligation for paying, delivering or performing anything, where the 
  person trusting has no real. right or security, for by, that act he confides 
  altogether to the faithfulness of those entrusted. This is its most general 
  meaning, and includes deposits, bailments, and the like. In its more 
  technical sense, it may be defined to be an obligation upon a person, 
  arising out of a confidence reposed in him, to apply property faithfully, 
  and according to such confidence. Willis on Trustees, 1; 4 Kent, Com. 295; 2 
  Fonb. Eq. 1; 1 Saund. Uses and Tr. 6; Coop. Eq. Pl. Introd. 27; 3 Bl. Com. 
       2. Trusts were probably derived from the civil law. The fidei 
  commissum, (q.v.) is not dissimilar to a trust. 
       3. Trusts are either express or implied. 1st. Express trusts are those 
  which are created in express terms in the deed, writing or will. The terms 
  to create an express trust will be sufficient, if it can be fairly collected 
  upon the face of the instrument that a trust was intended. Express trusts 
  are usually found in preliminary sealed agreements, such as marriage 
  articles, or articles for the purchase of land; in formal conveyances, such 
  as marriage settlements, terms for years, mortgages, assignments for the 
  payment of debts, raising portions or other purposes; and in wills and 
  testaments, when the bequests involve fiduciary interests for private 
  benefit or public charity,, they may be created even by parol. 6 Watts & 
  Serg. 97. 
       4.-2d. Implied trusts are those which without being expressed, are 
  deducible from the nature of the transaction, as matters of intent; or which 
  are superinduced upon the transaction by operation of law, as matters of 
  equity, independently of the particular intention of the parties. 
       5. The most common form of an implied trust is where property or money 
  is delivered by one person to another, to be by the latter delivered to a 
  third person. These implied trusts greatly extend over the business and 
  pursuits of men: a few examples will be given. 
       6. When land is purchased by one man in the name of another, and the 
  former pays the consideration money, the land will in general be held by the 
  grantee in Trust for the person who so paid the consideration money. Com. 
  Dig. Chancery, 3 W 3; 2 Fonb. Eq. book 2, c. 5, Sec. 1, note a. Story, Eq. 
  Jur. Sec. 1201. 
       7. When real property is purchased out of partnership funds, and the 
  title is taken in the name of one of the partners, he will hold it in trust 
  for all the partners. 7 Ves. jr. 453; Montague on Partn. 97, n.; Colly. 
  Partn. 68. 
       8. When a contract is made for the sale of land, in equity the vendor 
  is immediately deemed a trustee for the vendee of the estate; and the 
  vendee, a trustee for the vendor of the purchase money; and by this means 
  there is an equitable conversion of the property. 1 Fonb. Eq. book 1, ch. 6, 
  Sec. 9, note t; Story, Eq. Jur. SSSS 789, 790, 1212. See Conversion. For the 
  origin of trusts in the civil law, see 5 Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. liv. 3, t. 2, 
  c. 1, n. 18; 1 Brown's Civ. Law, 190. Vide Resulting Trusts. See, generally, 
  Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  TRUST, n.  In American politics, a large corporation composed in
  greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in
  the care of guardians and the courts, with many similar malefactors
  and public enemies.

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