What does public trust mean?

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public trust in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public trust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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. Michael Blackwell:

    I'm very concerned that the profession is poised to lose public trust, i don't think we can gain public trust if the perception exists of a conflict of interest.

  5. District Attorney George Gascon:

    When a police officer engages in misconduct, there are significant implications for public safety and for the public trust, particularly in our minority communities.

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