What does trust mean to you in the context of dominance?
Everything. Trust is what makes this lifestyle possible, and lack of trust is what tears it apart.
My submissive and I must be able to trust each other implicitly and explicitly, with our physical, intellectually, and emotionally. She trusts me to lead us on an honorable path, and I trust her to follow my lead; I trust she is there behind me without looking. She trusts me to live up to or exceed the standards I set for the rest of the family, and we both trust the other to place their welfare ahead of our own. There is no other place in my life outside of combat where I have so completely and unreservedly trusted anyone the way I trust my slave.