Yeahhh, anyone styling him- or herself as a trusty will not be handling my money.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
Verb, transitive 2
|Adjective 3, 4; Noun 5
[Law] An individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified
A member of a board that manages the affairs and administers the funds of an institution or organization
[Archaic or humorous] Having served for a long time and regarded as reliable or faithful
Ms. Porter and Mr. Davidson are the trustees under Mrs. Dane’s will.
A deed of trust involves three parties: a lender, a borrower, and a trustee.
“Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, today filed a motion in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York…” (The Madoff Recovery Initiative).
A trustee acts as the legal owner of trust assets, and is responsible for handling any of the assets held in trust, tax filings for the trust, and distributing the assets according to the terms of the trust (Executor & Trustee Guidelines).
In connection with trusteeing the funds, the trustee was given an opportunity to invest in a sure thing.
“Vermont has a trustee process against wages that is sent to your employer who is required to withhold a certain amount of money from your paycheck and then send this money directly to your creditor” (Vermont Wage Garnishment Law (Trustee Process Against Service)).
It was just him and his trusty Corona typewriter.
As long as they had their trusty steeds, they could do anything, go anywhere.
Jenny knew she’d need her trusty heels, if she would have to stand all day.
We should never have traded in our trusty old VW Bug.
Jenkins is the book trusty.
It was the prison trusty who stabbed him!
|Noun: trusteeship||Adjective: trustier, trustiest
|History of the Word:|
|1 1640-50, person who is responsible for the property of another.||3 Early 13th century, from trusting, which is from trust + -y|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!
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