set·​tlor | \ ˈset-ˌlȯr How to pronounce settlor (audio) , ˈse-tᵊl-ˌȯr \

Definition of settlor

: one that makes a settlement or creates a trust of property

Examples of settlor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trustees are puppets; the settlor still controls the asset in practice. Nicholas Confessore, New York Times, "How to Hide $400 Million," 30 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of settlor

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Settlor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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set·​tlor | \ ˈset-ˌlȯr, ˈset-ᵊl-ˌȯr How to pronounce settlor (audio) \

Legal Definition of settlor

: a person who creates a trust — compare beneficiary sense a, trustee sense 2a

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