Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. Custody; care. Something committed into the care of another; charge. The condition and resulting obligation of having confidence placed in one: violated a public trust. One in which confidence is placed. Reliance on something in the future; hope. Reliance on the intention and ability of a purchaser to pay in the future; credit. Law A legal title to property held by one party for the benefit of another. Law The confidence reposed in a trustee when giving the trustee legal title to property to administer for another, together with the trustee's obligation regarding that property and the beneficiary. Law The property so held. A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or an industry. To have or place reliance; depend: Trust in the Lord. Trust to destiny. To be confident; hope. To sell on credit. To have or place confidence in; depend on. To expect with assurance; assume: I trust that you will be on time. To believe: I trust what you say. To place in the care of another; entrust. To grant discretion to confidently: Can I trust them with the boat? To extend credit to. in trust In the possession or care of a trustee.