1. Assured resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle, of another person; confidence; reliance; reliance. "O ever-failing trust in mortal strength!" "Most take things upon trust." (Locke)
3. Assured anticipation; dependence upon something future or contingent, as if present or actual; hope; belief. "Such trust have we through Christ." . "His trust was with the Eternal to be deemed Equal in strength." (Milton)
5. The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office. "[I] serve him truly that will put me in trust." (Shak) "Reward them well, if they observe their trust." (Denham)
7. An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another; a confidence respecting property reposed in one person, who is termed the trustee, for the benefit of another, who is called the cestui que trust.
Origin: OE. Trust, trost, Icel. Traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. Trost comfort, consolation, G. Trost, Goth. Trausti a convention, covenant, and E. True. See True, and cf. Tryst.
1. To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in; as, we can not trust those who have deceived us. "I will never trust his word after." (Shak) "He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived." (Johnson)
3. To hope confidently; to believe; usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object. "I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face." (2 John 12) "We trustwe have a good conscience." (Heb. Xiii. 18)
Origin: OE. Trusten, trosten. See Trust, n.
(01 Mar 1998)
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