trusts 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of trust
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trusts

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noun

plural of trust
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as in cartels
a number of businesses or enterprises united for commercial advantage government lawyers argued against allowing the telephone companies to merge, asserting that such a merger would result in a trust that would stifle competition

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as in care
responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something left her cat in the trust of her neighbors while she was on vacation

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as in credits
the right to take possession of goods before paying for them the neighborhood grocer will occasionally sell on trust to his regular customers when they don't have the cash on hand

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“Trusts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trusts. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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