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(Encyclopedia) trust, in law, arrangement whereby property legally owned by one person is administered for the benefit of another. Three parties are ordinarily needed for the relation…

National Trust

(Encyclopedia) National Trust, British association to preserve for the nation places of natural beauty or buildings of architectural or historic interest in the British Isles; founded…

Brain Trust

(Encyclopedia) Brain Trust, the group of close advisers to Franklin Delano Roosevelt when he was governor of New York state and during his first years as President. The name was applied…

Pew Charitable Trusts

(Encyclopedia) Pew Charitable Trusts, philanthropic foundation established (1948) by the children of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew (1886–1963) of Philadelphia to provide funds…

Resolution Trust Corporation

(Encyclopedia) Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), in U.S. history, government-owned company formed in 1989 to liquidate the assets of insolvent savings and loan associations (S…

The Devil's Dictionary: Trust

by Ambrose Bierce TRUTHFULTURKEYTRUST -n. In American politics, a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men, widows of small means, orphans in the care of guardians…

Brewer's: Trusts

The combinations called rings or corners in the commercial world. The chief merchants of an article (say sugar, salt, or flour) combine to fix the selling price of a given article and thus…

Brewer's: Greek Trust

No trust at all. “Græca fides” was with the Romans no faith at all. A Greek, in English slang, means a cheat or sharper, and Greek bonds are sadly in character with Græca fides. Source:…

Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the

(Encyclopedia) Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the, former UN trust territory administered by the United States, consisting of the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, and Mariana…

“In God We Trust”

“In God We Trust” first appeared on U.S. coins after April 22, 1864, when Congress passed an act authorizing the coinage of a 2-cent piece bearing this motto. Thereafter, Congress extended…