Definitions for public trust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. charitable trust, public trust(noun)

    a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes

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  1. Public trust

    The concept of the public trust relates back to the origins of democratic government and its seminal idea that within the public lies the true power and future of a society; therefore, whatever trust the public places in its officials must be respected. One of the reasons that bribery is regarded as a notorious evil is that it contributes to a culture of political corruption in which the public trust is eroded. Other issues related to political corruption or betrayal of public trust are lobbying, special interest groups and the public cartel.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Grover Cleveland:

    Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property

  3. Mark V Cerney:

    If we do not learn and evolve from past events who will the public trust in the future?

  4. Visa Inc:

    This is a significant first step towards rebuilding public trust, but more work lies ahead.

  5. Spokane Mayor David Condon:

    The conduct of these three members is a very serious violation of the public trust that we cannot tolerate violation of the three.

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