- The definition of trustable is able to be depended or relied upon.
An example of a trustable person is someone who always keeps a secret.
Variant of trust
- 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: Middle 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 plush 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: ME 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
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