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Topic: ECONOMICS

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old Norse
Origin: traust 'confidence, trust'

trust

1 noun
     
trust1 S1 W2
1

belief

[uncountable] a strong belief in the honesty, goodness etc of someone or something:
At first there was a lack of trust between them.
an agreement made on the basis of mutual trust (=when people trust each other)
put/place your trust in somebody/something
You shouldn't put your trust in a man like that.
You betrayed your father's trust (=did something bad even though he trusted you).

➔ breach of trust

at breach1 (3)
2

organization

[countable usually singular]BF an organization or group that has control over money that will be used to help someone else:
a charitable trust
3

financial arrangement

[uncountable and countable]BF an arrangement by which someone has legal control of your money or property, either until you are old enough to use it or to invest it for you:
The money your father left you will be held in trust until you are 21.
trust fund, unit trust
4

take something on trust

to believe that something is true without having any proof:
I just had to take it on trust that he would deliver the money.
5

position of trust

a job or position in which you have been given the responsibility of making important decisions
6

companies

[countable] especially American EnglishPE a group of companies that illegally work together to reduce competition and control prices:
anti-trust laws
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