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Express trust definition

What does Express trust mean?

An express trust is created when a settlor or testator constitutes a trust with the express or inferred intention of creating a trust, whether by declaration of trust or by will, or by disposition of property to trustees or by will, in each case complying with the applicable formalities required by law.

Express trusts may also be created by statute, or by the exercise of powers of disposition over property.


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Express trust is referenced 2 in Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents

Express trust is referenced 3 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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