trusty

[truhs-tee]
adjective, trustier, trustiest.
1.
able to be trusted or relied on; trustworthy; reliable.
2.
Archaic. trustful.
noun, plural trusties.
3.
a person or thing that is trusted.
4.
a well-behaved and trustworthy convict to whom special privileges are granted.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see trust, -y1

trustily, adverb
trustiness, noun

1. executor, trustee, trusty ; 2. trustee, trusty.
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trusty (ˈtrʌstɪ)
 
adj , trustier, trustiest
1.  faithful or reliable
2.  archaic trusting
 
n , trustier, trustiest, trusties
3.  someone who is trusted, esp a convict to whom special privileges are granted
 
'trustily
 
adv
 
'trustiness
 
n

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trusty
early 13c., "trusting," from trust; meaning "reliable, to be counted on" is from early 14c. The noun meaning "a prisoner granted special privileges as reward for good conduct" is first attested 1855.
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