settlor
set·tlor /'set-ˌlȯr, 'set-əl-ˌȯr/ n: a person who creates a trust compare beneficiary a, trustee 2a

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

settlor
n.
A person who creates a trust; a person who gives property to someone; see also donor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


settlor
The person who creates a trust by a written trust declaration. Called a "trustor" in many (particularly western) states and is sometimes referred to as a "grantor" or "donor." The settlor usually transfers the original assets into the trust. Compare: grantor
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate

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

settlor
A person who sets up a trust and settles or transfers the trust property on or to the trustees for the benefit of the beneficiaries.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


settlor
n. Someone who creates a trust by making a settlement of property, real or personal.
See also donor, trustor.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


settlor
One who establishes a trust—a right of property, real or personal—held and administered by a trustee for the benefit of another.

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


settlor
I
One who establishes a trust—a right of property, real or personal—held and administered by a trustee for the benefit of another.
II The person who sets up a trust. Also referred to as "grantor."

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

settlor
n.
   the person who creates a trust by a written trust declaration, called a "Trustor" in many (particularly western) states and sometimes referred to as the "Donor." The settlor usually transfers the original assets into the trust.
   See also: trust, trustor

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • settlor — noun Date: 1818 one that makes a settlement or creates a trust of property …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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