- Trust is confidence in the honesty or integrity of a person or thing.
- An example of trust is the belief that someone is being truthful.
- An example of trust is the hope a parent has when they let their teenager borrow a car.
- The definition of a trust is an arrangement made that gives control or ownership of a property to someone for the benefit of another person.
An example of trust is a bank account that a person gets access to when they turn 21.
- Trust is defined as to have confidence, faith or hope in someone or something.
- An example of trust is believing that the sun will rise in the morning.
- An example of trust is having faith that things will be better in the future.
His parents trust him with their car.
- firm belief or confidence in the honesty, integrity, reliability, justice, etc. of another person or thing; faith; reliance
- the person or thing trusted
- confident expectation, anticipation, or hope: to have trust in the future
- the fact of having confidence placed in one
- responsibility or obligation resulting from this
- keeping; care; custody
- something entrusted to one; charge, duty, etc.
- confidence in a purchaser's intention or future ability to pay for goods or services delivered; credit: to sell on trust
- an industrial or business combination, now illegal in the U.S., in which management and control of the member corporations are vested in a single board of trustees, who are thus able to control a market, absorb or eliminate competition, fix prices, etc.
- cartel (sense )
- an arrangement by which property is put under the ownership and control of a person (trustee) who bears the responsibility of administering it for the benefit of another (beneficiary)
- the confidence reposed in a trustee
- the whole of the property held in trust
- a trustee or group of trustees
- the beneficiary's right to property held in trust
- Archaic trustworthiness; loyalty
Origin of trustMiddle English ; from Old Norse traust, trust, literally , firmness ; from Indo-European an unverified form drou-sto- ; from base an unverified form deru-, tree from source tree, true + sto-, standing ; from base an unverified form sta-, to stand
- to have trust or faith; place reliance; be confident
- to hope
- to give business credit
Origin of trustME trusten, altered (based on the n.) < ON treysta, to trust, confide < base of traust
- to believe in the honesty, integrity, justice, etc. of; have confidence in
- to rely or depend on: trust them to be on time
- to commit (something) to a person's care
- to put something confidently in the charge of: to trust a lawyer with one's case
- to allow to do something without fear of the outcome: to trust a child to go to the store
- to believe or suppose
- to expect confidently; hope
- to grant business credit to
- relating to a trust or trusts
- held in trust
- managing for an owner; acting as trustee
- a. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance: trying to gain our clients' trust; taking it on trust that our friend is telling the truth.b. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one: violated a public trust.c. One in which confidence is placed.
- a. Custody; care: left her papers in my trust during her illness.b. Something committed into the care of another; a charge: violated a public trust.
- a. Reliance on something in the future; hope: We have trust that the future will be better.b. Reliance on the intention and ability of a purchaser to pay in the future; credit: bought the supplies on trust from a local dealer.
- Law a. A legal relationship in which one party holds a title to property while another party has the entitlement to the beneficial use of that property.b. The confidence reposed in a trustee when giving the trustee legal title to property to administer for another, together with the trustee's obligation regarding that property and the beneficiary.c. The property so held.
- An institution or organization directed by trustees: a charitable trust.
- A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry.
verbtrust·ed, trust·ing, trusts
- a. To have or place confidence in; depend on: only trusted his friends; did not trust the strength of the thin rope; could not be trusted to oversee so much money.b. To have confidence in allowing (someone) to use, know, or look after something: Can I trust you with a secret?
- To expect with assurance; assume: I trust that you will be on time.
- To give credence to; believe: I trust what you say.
- To place in the care of another person or in a situation deemed safe; entrust: “the unfortunate souls who trusted their retirement savings to the stock” (Bill Barnhart).
- To extend credit to.
- To have or place reliance; depend: We can only trust in our guide's knowledge of the terrain.
- To be confident; hope.
Origin of trustMiddle English truste, perhaps from Old Norse traust, confidence; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
- He needs to regain her trust if he is ever going to win her back.
- Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
- Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
- I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust.
- That which is committed or entrusted; something received in confidence; a charge.
- That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
- (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
- The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
- (law) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
- I put the house into my sister's trust.
- (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 group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees.
- (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.
(third-person singular simple present trusts, present participle trusting, simple past and past participle trusted)
- To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
- We cannot trust anyone who deceives us.
- In God We Trust - written on denominations of US currency
- To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
- To hope confidently; to believe; usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
- I trust you have cleaned your room?
- to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
- To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
- To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
- Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
- To risk; to venture confidently.
- (intransitive) To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
- (intransitive) To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
- (intransitive) To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
(comparative more trust, superlative most trust)
- strut, sturt
Middle English truste (“trust, protection”), from Old Norse traust (“confidence, help, protection”), from Proto-Germanic *traustą, from Proto-Indo-European *drowzdo-, from Proto-Indo-European *deru- (“be firm, hard, solid”). Akin to Danish trøst, tröst (“trust”), Old Frisian trāst (“trust”), Dutch troost (“comfort, consolation”), Old High German trōst (“trust, fidelity”), German Trost (“comfort, consolation”), Gothic trausti (trausti, “alliance, pact”). More at true, tree.
trust - Computer Definition
A complex concept studied by scholars from a number of academic disciplines. It is present in a business relationship when one partner willingly depends on an exchanging partner in whom one has confidence. The term “depend” can take on a number of meanings in this context, including the willingness of one partner to be vulnerable to the actions of the other partner, or the expectation of one partner to receive ethically bound behaviors from the other partner. Security issues regarding Information Technology center on maintaining trust in e-commerce transactions.
A case of breach of trust occurred in March 2005. Harvard Business School administration said that as a result of unauthorized intrusions, it planned to reject 119 applicants who followed a cracker’s instructions to break into the school’s admission Internet site to see whether they had been accepted into the university. The behavior was cited by the school’s administration as being unethical and breaching trust. Other universities took similar punitive approaches to such breaches, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. These universities and others similarly affected used the ApplyYourself online application and notification software.
See Also: Cracker.
Associated Press. Business Schools: Harvard to Bar 119 Applicants Who Hacked Admissions Site. The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2005, p. B12; Mayer, R., Davis, J., and F. Schoorman. An Integrative Model of Organizational Trust. Academy of Management Review, vol. 20, 1995, p. 709–734; Moorman, C., Deshpande, R. and G. Zaltman. Factors Affecting Trust in Market Research Relationships. Journal of Marketing, vol. 57, 1993, p. 81–101.
(1) In directory services, a trust is the passing of the rights of one group to another. See trust relationship.
(2) A computer system that is secure. See trusted computer system.
(3) The belief that a document or message has not been tampered with and that it is coming from the person indicated and not forged in any manner. See digital signature.
trust - Investment & Finance Definition
- An arrangement in which property (either real or monetary) is put under the management and control of a trustee who is responsible for administering it for the trust beneficiary. A trust created by a will is called a testamentary trust. A trust created while the writer is still living is called an inter vivos, or living trust.
- A type of a corporate monopoly that was powerful during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that exerted strong influence over prices. Antitrust laws passed in the early 1900s destroyed the power of trusts. The name trust comes from a voting trust in which a small number of trustees controlled a majority of a company’s shares.
- A group or board of people who have been appointed to manage the affairs of an institution, such as a university.
trust - Legal Definition