constructive trust

Definition of "constructive trust"
  1. A temporary court order that requires a party who wrongfully obtained assets to return them to the rightful owner
How to use "constructive trust" in a sentence
  1. The court imposed a constructive trust to reclaim the misappropriated funds.
  2. Under a constructive trust order, he was obliged to return the stolen artwork.
  3. The assets were returned to the charity through a constructive trust.

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