Duhaime's Law Dictionary Half-Secret Trust Definition: A secret trust in which the donor announces the trust but not the objects or the beneficiaries. In Secret Trusts, author S. Rule wrote: "A half-secret trust ... the instrument indicates that the donee has obligations, but does not name the beneficiaries or other objects of those obligations." REFERENCES: Duhaime, Lloyd, Elderlaw, Wills, Trust & Estate Law Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Secret Trust Duhaime, Lloyd, Secret Trusts: Have Your Cake And Eat It Too Rule, S., Secret Trusts, Ch. 4 of Estate Litigation 2009 (Vancover: CLE, 2009), page 4.1.1 Categories & Topics: Duhaime's Trusts, Wills, Estates and Probate Law Dictionary Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!