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[truh-stee-ship] /trʌˈsti ʃɪp/
Law. the office or function of a trustee.
the administrative control of a territory granted to a country by a body (Trusteeship Council) of the United Nations.
Origin of trusteeship
First recorded in 1720-30; trustee + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But on the other hand, suppose Elizabeth begged him to take the trusteeship and he did take it?

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • My trusteeship, she answered him loftily, producing some documents from her hand-bag.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • The obligation wasnt part of the trusteeship, she reminded him.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • Her earnings are subject to his trusteeship, and nothing more.

  • I never understood that passage, till in a fool's moment I accepted a trusteeship.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • Money, however, he will make of his trusteeship, as you will see.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • It was at first thought that there might be a little jealousy as to the trusteeship.

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope
  • Well, in six months more the old lady's trusteeship of this young lady is to terminate—at least legally.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • Six days later Mrs. Eddy met this action by declaring a trusteeship for the control of her estate.

British Dictionary definitions for trusteeship


the office or function of a trustee
  1. the administration or government of a territory by a foreign country under the supervision of the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  2. (often capital) any such dependent territory; trust territory
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