Definition of discretionary trust in English:

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discretionary trust


A trust in which the number of shares of each beneficiary are not fixed by the settlor in the trust deed, but at the discretion of the trustees.
Example sentences
  • Trustees for a discretionary trust have what the name implies - the discretion to decide which children should receive capital income, and when.
  • In a discretionary trust, a beneficiary has no right to any part of the trust property and the trustees have a discretion to apply the property for the benefit of a specified person or persons or classes of persons.
  • The powers that are conferred on the trustee, or manager, do not convert the unit trusts into discretionary trusts in the normal acceptation of that term.

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