- 1[uncountable] trust (in somebody/something) the belief that someone or something is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not try to harm or trick you Her trust in him was unfounded. a partnership based on trust It has taken years to earn their trust. If you put your trust in me, I will not let you down. She will not betray your trust (= do something that you have asked her not to do). He was appointed to a position of trust (= a job involving a lot of responsibility, because people trust him). a breach of trust If I were you, I would not place too much trust in their findings.
- 2 [countable, uncountable] (law) an arrangement by which an organization or a group of people has legal control of money or property that has been given to someone, usually until that person reaches a particular age; an amount of money or property that is controlled in this way He set up a trust for his children. The money will be held in trust until she is 18. Our fees depend on the value of the trust.
- 3[countable] (law) an organization or a group of people that invests money that is given or lent to it and uses the profits to help a charity a charitable trust
- 4 [countable] (business) a group of companies that work together illegally to reduce competition, control prices, etc. antitrust laws Idioms
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being taken care of by someone The family pet was left in the trust of a neighbor.
in somebody's trust, in the trust of somebodyjump to other results
to believe what someone says even though you do not have any proof or evidence to show that it is true
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