trust fund


Definition of trust fund

: property (such as money or securities) settled or held in trust

Examples of trust fund in a Sentence

She paid for college out of a trust fund set up for her by her grandfather.
Recent Examples on the Web The policy essentially would allow the government to raise more money for the Medicare trust fund, extending its solvency for an extra three years — and addressing one of Manchin’s top concerns. Tony Romm,, 10 July 2022 The money that would be generated by the change is estimated to be enough to extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund that pays for hospital care — currently set to begin running out of money in 2028 — until 2031. New York Times, 7 July 2022 The president proposed that 60 percent of the budget surplus for the next 15 years should go directly into the trust fund. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 27 June 2022 The fund mandated that 12% of all tribal revenue be invested in the trust fund and restricted from spending for a period of 20 years. Arlyssa Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 13 June 2022 The logic behind the change stemmed from concerns that the original threshold would prompt developers to pay into the trust fund rather than fulfilling the goal of increasing the supply of affordable homes. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 25 May 2022 Legislative leaders announced a deal Thursday to refill the state’s unemployment insurance trust fund and to pay bonuses to front-line workers, resolving a monthslong impasse. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2022 Bruce had enough left of his trust fund to go into business., 3 July 2022 Bruce still had enough left of his trust fund to go into business. New York Times, 2 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of trust fund

1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Trust fund.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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