Definition for DIS-TRUST'

DIS-TRUST', v.t. [dis and trust. The Danes have miströster; the Swedes, misströsta. See Mistrust.]

  1. To doubt or suspect the truth, fidelity, firmness or sincerity of; not to confide in or rely on. We distrust a man, when we question his veracity, &c. We may often distrust our own firmness.
  2. To doubt; to suspect not to be real, true, sincere or firm. We distrust a man's courage, friendship, veracity, declarations, intentions or promises, when we question their reality or sincerity. We can not distrust the declarations of God. We often have reason to distrust our own resolutions.

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