cestui que trust

noun
\ -kē-ˈtrəst, -ki- \
plural cestuis que trust or cestuis que trustent\ -​ˈtrəs-​tənt \

Legal Definition of cestui que trust

: the beneficiary of a trust — compare trustee

History and Etymology for cestui que trust

Anglo-French, probably alteration of cestui que use

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“Cestui que trust.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/cestui%20que%20trust. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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