American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Property, especially money and securities, held or settled in trust.
- n. law Property held by a trustee in a trust established by a grantor for a beneficiary.
- n. Loosely, a substantial inheritance of money.
- n. a fund held in trust
“In the grand tradition carried over from the old country by his mother and father, he lived in a complicated and many-layered web of friends and acquaintancesand a few lifelong blood enemiesand he knew how to maneuver his way around the bending silk threads, giving and helping and counseling, and, in the process, building up a kind of trust fund of favors on which hed draw when it came time to find his own boys a summer job, or his brother or sister a discount at the local car dealership, or his mother a place in the nursing home.”
“Rich had decided to invest heavily in a former Playboy resort in Great Gorge, New Jersey; good money had been sent after bad—and the trust fund was depleted.”
“Updates CERCLA to increase states’ involvement and citizen participation, increase the focus on human health impacts, revise the Hazard Ranking System, and increase the size of the trust fund to $8.5 billion.”
“He said the union was going to set up a trust fund for training officials as a memorial to this Ian Ross, and he was meant to write a sort of tribute to him, though why he needed to know all about the way he died I could never work out.”
“I was glad that I could donate five thousand dollars from the trust fund my grandfather, Norman, left me to keep ColorKind going for another year.”
“Or I could find a job that paid more money, a job in which long hours might at least be justified by some measurable benefit to my family-the ability of Michelle to cut back her hours, say, or a fat trust fund for the kids.”
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