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trust company

noun
1.
a company or corporation organized to exercise the functions of a trustee, but usually engaging also in other banking and financial activities.
Origin of trust company
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • The rear of the trust company building was just opposite them.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • That trust company crowd was getting anxious, so the Phipps woman says.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The assistant secretaryship of the trust company, which had been mentioned to him, would be a position of dignity and promise.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • The trust company was known to her, even its president's signature.

    Mr. Kris Kringle S. Weir Mitchell
  • Mr. Weir, it appeared, had neglected to segregate Dr. Lyman's certificates from those shipped him by the trust company.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • The advantages of the plans of the trust company are too obvious to need comment.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • And that the trust company people offered a reward of ten thousand for the return of that stuff and no questions asked?

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    Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
  • And she understands this trust company business as well as her father.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • It forms a particular kind of commercial company, and is called 'trust company.'

    A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu
  • The trust company will be called on to make good some of its guaranties—and must do it.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for trust company

trust company

noun
1.
a commercial bank or other enterprise organized to perform trustee functions Also called trust corporation
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