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bare trust

Legal Definition of bare trust

Noun

  1. A trust that has become passive for the trustee because all the duties the settlor may have imposed upon the trustee have been performed or any conditions or terms have come to fruition, such as there is no longer any impediment to the transfer of the property to the beneficiary.

Definition of bare trust

Further reading

A bare trust (sometimes referred to as a simple trust) is a trust in which the beneficiary has a right to both income and capital and may call for both to be remitted into his own name. He is also entitled to take actual ownership and control of the trust property. Although there are trustees, they are only effectively nominees and must act according to the beneficiary's instructions.

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