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charitable trust

a trust designed for the benefit of the general public, as for educational or other charitable purposes (opposed to private trust).
Also called public trust.
Origin of charitable trust
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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charitable trust

a trust set up for the benefit of a charity that complies with the regulations of the Charity Commissioners to enable it to be exempt from paying income tax
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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