trust fund

noun

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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Proceeds from the Alabama lottery would have been used to repay money borrowed by the Alabama Trust Fund and then would have been split between the trust fund and the general fund. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Dec. 1," 1 July 2019 The Legislative Counsel’s office has long held that any increase in gas taxes would be dedicated to the state highway trust fund. oregonlive.com, "Oregon’s massive cap-and-trade bill inches forward," 6 June 2019 The bill creates a new group, the H2Ohio Advisory Council, which would establish the priorities that would guide how loans and grants from the trust fund would be awarded. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "Ohio House votes to create ‘H2Ohio’ water protection fund," 20 June 2019 The money will come from the plant’s decommissioning trust fund, which comes from ratepayer dollars accumulated over the years. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Edison lines up consultant to find a plan to get nuclear waste out of San Onofre," 13 June 2019 The proposal includes scanning 100% of all material coming through borders and creating a border-security trust fund, in addition to Trump's long term focus on building a border wall. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Trump Unveils New Immigration Policy Proposals That Could Hurt Low-Income Immigrant Workers," 17 May 2019 In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go toward the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. Jim Turner, miamiherald, "Court says Legislature defied voters by diverting money meant to buy, preserve land," 15 June 2018 The money will come from the state transportation trust fund, thus reducing the amount available for roads, bridges and other transportation projects. Robert Mccartney, Washington Post, "Virginia governor asks legislature to restore two tax increases to fund Metro," 9 Apr. 2018 The Medicare trust fund that pays for hospital care is projected to run out of money within eight years. WSJ, "Health Care: A Good Return for 18% of GDP?," 9 Aug. 2018

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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trust fund

noun

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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