Deed of trust

Indenture. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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deed of trust ˌdeed of ˈtrust noun deeds of trust PLURALFORM [countable] LAW PROPERTY FINANCE
in the US, a change of ownership of a property to a trustee as security in case the owner of the property fails to do something such as repay a loan:

• A notary forged deeds of trust against people's houses and got away with $1.8 million.

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deed of trust UK US noun [C] (plural deeds of trust)
US LAW a legal agreement in which someone borrowing money allows another person called a trustee to be the owner of their property or assets until they pay back the loan. If the money is not paid back, the trustee can sell the property: »

The corporation had loaned him $1 million through a second deed of trust on the property.

(also trust deed) a legal document that creates a trust (= an organization which controls property or money for another person): »

We bought it through a deed of trust, in which my mother has 60 shares, and the four of us have 10 each.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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