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.

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This means no credit card, no trust fund, no stake in Lodge Industries. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything That Happened On "Riverdale" Season 2," 8 Oct. 2018 The insolvency date for Medicare’s giant inpatient trust fund moved three years closer, to 2026. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare," 1 Oct. 2018 According to Cheat Sheet, Prince Andrew has racked up quite the fortune from a trust fund, investments, property holdings, and other assets. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Get to Know Prince Andrew, the Father of Princess Eugenie and Beatrice," 13 Aug. 2018 Backed by hefty trust funds, party girl Sara spent her twenties flitting around the globe trying to find herself while the more serious Clare pursued a career as an elite equestrian show jumper. Fox News, "Heiress used family fortune to finance sex cult, feds say," 25 July 2018 Hadley Richardson was shelved away when her attentions toward him (and her trust fund) became inadequate after the birth of their son. Dana Snitzky, Longreads, "Hemingway’s Last Girl," 12 July 2018 From fiscal year 2010 to 2017, the state took $311 million from the health insurance trust fund and used it to pay for things out of the general fund and to balance the state budget. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "ASU, UA want out of state health plan. Here’s why," 5 Apr. 2018 The money, collected over three years, would go into a trust fund for community hospitals. Priyanka Dayal Mccluskey,, "Mass. House seeks $450 million to prop up struggling community hospitals," 18 June 2018 The tree will also have a trust fund in its name, funded by neighbors and donations, to help cover costs associated with maintenance and preservation. Emily Hopkins, Indianapolis Star, "A lack of trees might hurt Indianapolis’ growth. Here’s why.," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of trust fund

1738, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trust fund

: money that belongs to one person but is legally held or managed by another person or by an organization

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Legal Definition of trust fund 

see fund sense 1

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