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trusteeship

[truh-stee-ship]
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noun
  1. Law. the office or function of a trustee.
  2. the administrative control of a territory granted to a country by a body (Trusteeship Council) of the United Nations.
  3. trust territory.

Origin of trusteeship

First recorded in 1720–30; trustee + -ship
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Examples from the Web for trusteeship

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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


British Dictionary definitions for trusteeship

trusteeship

noun
  1. 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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