Trust Corpus

Definition - What does Trust Corpus mean?

The term "corpus" is a Latin word that means “the body.” It is also used in civil law to represent a positive or substantial fact rather than an ambiguous one.

Trust corpus can be defined as the body of a trust. Trust corpus also refers to the process of transferring the property to a trust.

Justipedia explains Trust Corpus

Trust corpus can be explained with the following example:

Consider a trust that started with (or was funded with) $300,000. This amount of $300,000 is called the trust corpus. Trust corpus may also include assets such as cash, real estate, securities, etc.

It can also be called "principal" or "trust assets."

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