from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A company that purchases and manages real estate or real estate loans, using money invested by its shareholders.
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- Real Estate Investment Trust, an investment device where the holding company uses the funds invested to hold real estate.
r(eal) e(state) i(nvestment) t(rust).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)