entrustment

entrust

[en-truhst]
verb (used with object)
1.
to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: We entrusted him with our lives.
2.
to commit (something) in trust to; confide, as for care, use, or performance: to entrust a secret, money, powers, or work to another.
Also, intrust.


Origin:
1595–1605; en-1 + trust

entrustment, noun
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entrust or intrust (ɪnˈtrʌst)
 
vb
1.  (usually foll by with) to invest or charge (with a duty, responsibility, etc)
2.  (often foll by to) to put into the care or protection of someone
 
usage  It is usually considered incorrect to talk about entrusting someone to do something: the army cannot be trusted (not entrusted) to carry out orders
 
intrust or intrust
 
vb
 
usage  It is usually considered incorrect to talk about entrusting someone to do something: the army cannot be trusted (not entrusted) to carry out orders
 
en'trustment or intrust
 
n
 
in'trustment or intrust
 
n

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entrust
c.1600, from en- "make, put in" + trust (v.).
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