Massachusetts trust
Massachusetts trust see trust

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

Massachusetts trust
A legal trust set up for the purpose of doing business. Investors give management authority to a trustee and receive "trust certificates" representing their investments. Since they own only the certificates and do not participate in management, the investors are not personally liable for any debts of the trust. Similar to a "limited partnership," a Massachusetts trust does not need to be set up in Massachusetts.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


Massachusetts trust
A business arrangement that is used in place of a corporation or partnership in which trustees hold title to property for the advantage of beneficiaries for investment purposes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


massachusetts trust
A business arrangement that is used in place of a corporation or partnership in which trustees hold title to property for the advantage of beneficiaries for investment purposes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Massachusetts Trust
n.
   a business in which the investors give management authority to a trustee and receive "trust certificates" representing their investments. Since they own only the certificates and do not participate in management, the investors can only lose their investment and are not personally liable for any debts of the trust. This is similar to a "limited partnership." A Massachusetts Trust is strictly a business entity and bears no relationship to a personal trust like living and testamentary trusts set up to manage and protect the assets of individuals and provide for eventual distribution.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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