a trust in which a trustee controls the financial investments of a public official, without the beneficiary’s knowledge of how his or her affairs are administered, in order to avoid conflict of interest.
a trust fund that manages the financial affairs of a person without informing him or her of any investments made, usually so that the beneficiary cannot be accused of using public office for private gain
a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards. a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs. Historical Examples The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood Jethou E. R. Suffling Bible Animals; J. G. Wood The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown Harper’s New Monthly […]
Sports. to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side: The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand. Informal. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill. Contemporary Examples A Sister’s Tragic Loss Jane […]
a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis, related to the glass lizards. a caecilian, Ichthyophis glutinosus, of Sri Lanka, that coils around its eggs. Historical Examples The English Gipsies and Their Language Charles G. Leland The Western World W.H.G. Kingston A House of Pomegranates Oscar Wilde The Story of the Hills H. N. Hutchinson The Seaboard […]
noun (military) (esp formerly) a protective screen or structure, as over a trench