from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Property, especially money and securities, held or settled in trust.

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  • n. Property held by a trustee in a trust established by a grantor for a beneficiary.
  • n. Loosely, a substantial inheritance of money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fund held in trust


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  • 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.

    The Italian Summer

  • 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.

    No Excuses

  • 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.

    Conferences are Murder

  • 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.

    Finding Dignity

  • 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.

    The Audacity of Hope


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