public trust

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Noun1.public trust - a trust created for charitable or religious or educational or scientific purposes
trust - something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary); "he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father"
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During a large part of them she had been entertained by her aunt with lectures of prudence, recommending to her the example of the polite world, where love (so the good lady said) is at present entirely laughed at, and where women consider matrimony, as men do offices of public trust, only as the means of making their fortunes, and of advancing themselves in the world.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States
Now, she would light upon the shameful spectacle of some desolate creature--or some wretched ragged groups of either sex, or of both sexes, with children among them, huddled together like the smaller vermin for a little warmth--lingering and lingering on a doorstep, while the appointed evader of the public trust did his dirty office of trying to weary them out and so get rid of them.
And what worthier candidate, --more wise and learned, more noted for philanthropic liberality, truer to safe principles, tried oftener by public trusts, more spotless in private character, with a larger stake in the common welfare, and deeper grounded, by hereditary descent, in the faith and practice of the Puritans,--what man can be presented for the suffrage of the people, so eminently combining all these claims to the chief-rulership as Judge Pyncheon here before us?
Ironically, the anti-graft body chief was accused of graft and corruption, treason, bribery, culpable violation of the Constitution, and betrayal of public trust.
The planning of our full-day Public Trust workshop on April 19, 2018, is well on its way with speaker confirmations including the Sr.
The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions.
The public trust doctrine has ancient roots and remains a foundation stone in American common and statutory law.
He then considers whether the public trust doctrine, which the United States inherited from the English common law, might be employed to change the way water is used and distributed.
The part's whip added: "We need to restore public trust and confidence in politics, which was eroded by the Fine Gael and Labour government who abandoned their electoral promises of introducing real reform.
While public trust in strangers took a dip following the 9/11 terror attacks, recent atrocities have not had the same impact, those behind the research said.
But it's good to remind ourselves that this is not a 'new crisis of trust' - from this long-running survey we can see that public trust has been an issue for politicians for at least the past 33 years.

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