What is General And Special Powers In Trust?

Legal Definition
A general power is in trust when any person or class of persons other than the grantee of such power ls designated as entitled to the proceeds or any portion of the proceeds or other benefits to result from the alienation. A special power is in trust (1) when the disposition or charge which it authorizes is limited to be made to any person or class of persons other than the holder of the power, or (2) when any person or class of persons other than the holder is designated as entitled to any benefit from the disposition or charge authorized by the power. Cutting v. Cutting, 20 Hun (N. Y.) 360; Dana v. Murray, 122 N. Y. 612, 26 N. E. 23; Wilson's Rev. & Ann. St. Okl. 1903, §§ 4107, 4108.
-- Black's Law Dictionary