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trust company

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
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In Mississippi any bank with a paid-up capital of $100,000 may do a trust-company business.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • Bank and trust-company stocks possess one characteristic in higher degree than other classes of stock.

    How to Invest Money George Garr Henry
  • Slight differences between the requirements for trust-company reserves and those for state-bank reserves are chiefly of two kinds.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • The Illinois bank act of 1887 provided that any bank might have power to execute trusts by complying with the trust-company law.

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for trust-company

trust company

a commercial bank or other enterprise organized to perform trustee functions Also called trust corporation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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