declaration of trust
declaration of trust see declaration 4

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

declaration of trust
The document that creates a trust. It names a trustee and beneficiaries, sets out how trust assets are to be managed and distributed, and may list the assets that are to be held in trust. It is signed by the person creating the trust, who is usually called the grantor, settlor, or trustor. A trust declaration is also called a trust instrument.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estate Tax
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Trusts & Avoiding Probate

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

declaration of trust
England, Wales
A document, often a deed, executed by a trustee to acknowledge the fact that he or she holds certain property on trust for the benefit of another (called a beneficiary), and sets out the terms of the trust.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


declaration of trust
An assertion by a property owner that he or she holds the property or estate for the benefit of another person, or for particular designated objectives.

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


declaration of trust
An assertion by a property owner that he or she holds the property or estate for the benefit of another person, or for particular designated objectives.

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

declaration of trust
n.
   the document signed by a trustor (settlor) creating a trust into which assets are placed, a trustee is appointed to manage the trust (who may be the party who created the trust), the powers and duties of management of the principal and profits of the trust are stated, and distribution of profits and principal is spelled out.
   See also: settlor, trust, trustee, trustor

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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