blind trust


: an arrangement in which the financial holdings of a person in an influential position are placed in the control of a fiduciary in order to avoid a possible conflict of interest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, he was given a senior role at the Treasury and placed his wealth in a blind trust to avoid allegations of impropriety. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2022 The governor has placed his own investments in a blind trust. Hartford Courant, 21 Oct. 2022 The legislation would require lawmakers and their spouses and dependent children to place stocks in a blind trust, among several bills with similar ideals. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2022 The athlete’s determination to win with uncritical blind trust can [open the door to] potential abuse. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 15 Sep. 2022 His firm would be operated as a blind trust headed by Verdery. Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2022 Their proposal, the TRUST Act, would require members and their spouses and dependent children to put their individual stocks in a blind trust while in office to prevent insider trading or even the appearance of it. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2022 The Bass campaign held a news conference that morning where the former chief ethics lawyers to Presidents Obama and George W. Bush castigated Caruso’s plan to put his business in a blind trust if elected. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2022 Asked how Caruso would avoid conflicts of interest as mayor, Ragone referred The Times to earlier comments made by the candidate about placing his company in a blind trust. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blind trust was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Blind trust.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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