Trust vs Organization - What's the difference?

trust | organization |

As nouns the difference between trust and organization

is that trust is confidence in or reliance on some person or quality while organization is (uncountable) the quality of being organized.

As a verb trust

is to place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.

As an adjective trust

is (obsolete) secure, safe.




(en noun)
  • Confidence in or reliance on some person or quality.
  • He needs to regain her trust if he is ever going to win her back.
  • * John Locke
  • Most take things upon trust .
    1671', O ever-failing '''trust / In mortal strength! — John Milton, ''Samson Agonistes
  • Dependence upon something in the future; hope.
  • 1611', Such '''trust have we through Christ. — ''Authorised Version , 2 Corinthians iii:4.
  • Confidence in the future payment for goods or services supplied; credit.
  • I was out of cash, but the landlady let me have it on trust .
  • That which is committed or entrusted; something received in confidence; a charge.
  • That upon which confidence is reposed; ground of reliance; hope.
  • * Bible, Psalms, lxxi. 5
  • O Lord God, thou art my trust from my youth.
  • (rare) Trustworthiness, reliability.
  • The condition or obligation of one to whom anything is confided; responsible charge or office.
  • * Shakespeare
  • [I] serve him truly that will put me in trust .
  • * Denham
  • Reward them well, if they observe their trust .
  • (legal) The confidence vested in a person who has legal ownership of a property to manage for the benefit of another.
  • I put the house into my sister's trust .
  • (legal) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another.
  • A group of businessmen or traders organised for mutual benefit to produce and distribute specific commodities or services, and managed by a central body of trustees.
  • (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.
  • Synonyms

    * belief * confidence * expectation * faith * hope


    * mistrust

    Derived terms

    * beef trust * brain trust * brains trust * constructive trust * honorary trust * partial trust * remainder trust * resulting trust * spendthrift trust * trust fall * trust fund * trust territory * trustworthy


    (en verb)
  • To place confidence in; to rely on, to confide, or repose faith, in.
  • We cannot trust anyone who deceives us.
    In God We Trust - written on denominations of US currency
  • * (rfdate)
  • I will never trust his word after.
  • * (rfdate)
  • He that trusts every one without reserve will at last be deceived.
  • To give credence to; to believe; to credit.
  • * (rfdate)
  • Trust me, you look well.
  • To hope confidently; to believe; usually with a phrase or infinitive clause as the object.
  • * (rfdate) 2 John 12.
  • I trust to come unto you, and speak face to face.
  • * (rfdate) Heb. xiii. 18.
  • We trust we have a good conscience.
    I trust you have cleaned your room?
  • to show confidence in a person by intrusting (him) with something.
  • * (rfdate) .
  • Whom, with your power and fortune, sir, you trust , Now to suspect is vain.''
  • To commit, as to one's care; to intrust.
  • * (rfdate) .
  • Merchants were not willing to trust precious cargoes to any custody but that of a man-of-war.
  • To give credit to; to sell to upon credit, or in confidence of future payment.
  • Merchants and manufacturers trust their customers annually with goods.
  • * Johnson
  • It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust .
  • To risk; to venture confidently.
  • * (rfdate)
  • [Beguiled] by thee to trust thee from my side.
  • To have trust; to be credulous; to be won to confidence; to confide.
  • * (rfdate)
  • More to know could not be more to trust .
  • To be confident, as of something future; to hope.
  • * (rfdate) Isa. xii. 2
  • I will trust and not be afraid.
  • To sell or deliver anything in reliance upon a promise of payment; to give credit.
  • * (rfdate) Johnson
  • It is happier sometimes to be cheated than not to trust .

    Derived terms

    * trustable * trustee * truster * trustor


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Secure, safe.
  • (obsolete) Faithful, dependable.
  • Statistics



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    Alternative forms

    * organisation


  • (uncountable) The quality of being organized.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The machine of a new soul , passage=The yawning gap in neuroscientists’ understanding of their topic is in the intermediate scale of the brain’s anatomy. Science has a passable knowledge of how individual nerve cells, known as neurons, work. It also knows which visible lobes and ganglia of the brain do what. But how the neurons are organised in these lobes and ganglia remains obscure. Yet this is the level of organisation that does the actual thinking—and is, presumably, the seat of consciousness.}}
  • (uncountable) The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
  • (countable) A group of people or other legal entities with an explicit purpose and written rules.
  • (countable) A group of people consciously cooperating.
  • (baseball) A major league club and all its farm teams.
  • Hyponyms

    * institute * institution * corporation * firm * company * trade union * labor union * political party * church * school * university * hospital * See also