OF THE EXTINCTION OF TRUSTS
Revocation of trust
78. A trust created by will may be revoked at the pleasure of the testator.
A trust otherwise created can be revoked only-
(a) where all the beneficiaries are competent to contract - by their consent;
(b) where the trust has been declared by a non-testamentary instrument or by word of mouth - in exercise of a power of revocation expressly reserved to the author of the trust; or
(c) where the trust is for the payment of the debts of the author of the trust, and hgas not been communicated to the creditors - at the pleasure of the author of the trust.
A conveys property to B in trust to sell the same and pay out of the proceeds the claims of A's creditors. A reserves no power of revocation. If no communication has been made to the creditors, A may revoke the trust. But if the creditors are parties to the arrangement, the trust cannot be revoked without their consent.
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