Define: Trust

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Trust

Quick Summary of Trust

Ancient legal practice where one person (the grantor) transfers the legal title to an asset, called the principle or corpus, to another person (the trustee), with specific instructions about how the corpus is to be managed and disposed.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Trust. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. February 16, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Trust. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 16, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Trust. Retrieved February 16, 2020, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Trust are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 26th December 2018.