chapter  9
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Charitable Trusts

Charitable trusts are known as public trusts because they are considered to be of value and importance to the community at large. They are enforceable by the Attorney General on behalf of the State. A private trust, on the other hand, seeks to benefi t defi ned persons or a narrower section of the public than would be the case with a charitable trust, and, as we have seen in Chapter 8 , a private purpose trust will generally be void for lack of a benefi ciary to enforce it.