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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That funding, aimed at giving the UFW time to build up the trust fund’s reserves, is secure through 2021, according to the bill, which was sponsored by the UFW and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015. Geoffrey Mohan,, "How California's farm labor shortage made friends of old rivals," 6 July 2018 The Senate estimates its bill would cost $1.5 million to $2 million over the next year and has provided just over $1.5 million for the new trust fund in its 2019 budget proposal. Jamie Halper,, "Lawmakers consider new civics requirements for students," 21 June 2018 Bailey is best known for championing an increase in the city’s affordable housing trust fund, to be paid for by increasing the meals tax to 5 percent from 4 percent. Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, "Take a cheat sheet: 12 Democrats vie for six seats on Alexandria council," 4 June 2018 His idea was to increase the disbursement of the state land trust fund, with the money going to schools. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "From skeptic to champion? Gov. Doug Ducey's evolving views on education funding," 18 May 2018 Just like his daughters, Andrew received a trust fund from the royal family as well as a yearly stipend of $408,000 from his mother, the Queen. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How Sarah Ferguson Rebuilt Her Net Worth and Relationship With the Royal Family," 29 June 2018 Rather than freewheeling with such a volatile asset, young fruits usually stockpile starch: millions of sugars threaded together into stable coils, like a botanical trust fund. Ali Bouzari, San Francisco Chronicle, "Housemade: The science behind the skillets at Miss Ollie’s in Oakland," 16 May 2018 Here, a woman in her 30s talks to My Two Cents columnist Charlotte Cowles about how having a trust fund has affected her life. Charlotte Cowles, The Cut, "What It’s Really Like to Have a Trust Fund," 30 Apr. 2018 Lawyers cited the 19th century case of a trust fund devoted to supporting the abolitionist movement that was used after the Civil War to provide aid to African Americans. David G. Savage,, "Supreme Court to decide on reining in class-action deals that only pay lawyers and their favored institutions," 30 Apr. 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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