from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who trusts or relies, or who accepts a thing as true; a believer.
  • noun One who trusts or gives credit; a creditor.
  • noun In Scots law, one who grants a trust deed: the correlative of trustee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who trusts, or credits.
  • noun (Scots Law) One who makes a trust; -- the correlative of trustee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who trusts others

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

  • noun a supporter who accepts something as true


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  • If anybody in this chamber or outside has any doubt about that conclusion, then I do commend to members this so-called truster's (ph) report, the outstanding issues concerning Iraq's proscribed weapons program, which, as a member of the commission behind UNMOVIC, I've already had the privilege of reading.

    CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2003

  • "Do you know, when I was a little tad and couldn't sleep at night with the pain, I used to make believe I was a 'truster' and say over to myself all the nice, comforting things I wished they would say.

    The Primrose Ring

  • Lipton briefly discussed the history of corporate governance, especially the role of Adolf Berle, the Columbia Law School professor, Rooseveltian "brains truster" and author, with Gardiner Means, of the book commonly accepted as the foundational text of corporate governance, "The Modern Corporation and Private Property."

    Robert Teitelman: An Excursion With Adolf Berle

  • But by the time she emerged from the blizzard of documents, the trustbuster had turned into a truster.

    Antitrust And Common Sense

  • This is an enormous difference to an honest truster.

    Does Hansen's Error "Matter"? « Climate Audit

  • This should make an enormous difference to a truster, as it is clear confirmation that his trust was misplaced.

    Does Hansen's Error "Matter"? « Climate Audit

  • An automatic consequence is that the truster has no way of distinguishing good advice from bad.

    The God Delusion

  • My point here is that being motivated by a desire to maintain a relationship (the central motivation of a trustworthy person on the encapsulated interests view) may not require one to adopt all of the interests of the truster that would actually make one trustworthy to that person.


  • However, the truster need not have access to, or be aware of the reliability of, such reasons.


  • I just about had an aneurysm when I read this:...eyebrows popped up last week when none other than Richard Perle , former Reagan assistant secretary of defense, former Bush brain-truster on the Defense Policy Board, and a key promoter of the war to find Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, blistered the administration as "dysfunctional..." italics in originalOh.



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