the position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc.
the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving: New regulatory changes will result in better stewardship of lands that are crucial for open space and wildlife habitat.
- un·der·stew·ard·ship, noun
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How to use stewardship in a sentence
The Capital Pride Alliance was founded in 2008 by a group of Pride volunteers in order to assume stewardship of the annual Pride Parade and Festival.
The vignettes are each endearing on their own, but together they paint a bigger picture of what it means to serve your community through mentorship and environmental stewardship.
In the agreement, Forest Service agents, the California Natural Resources Agency Secretary, and Governor Gavin Newsom committed to “shared stewardship” of the state’s forests and rangelands.California and the Forest Service have a plan to prevent future catastrophic fires | Ula Chrobak | August 27, 2020 | Popular-Science
Leaders should model good stewardship of their communities and contribute to public health efforts to mitigate community spread.I’m a physician and a CEO. Why I won’t bring my employees back to the office before Labor Day 2021 | matthewheimer | August 26, 2020 | Fortune
Under his stewardship, the SAT has been radically overhauled.America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up (Ep. 391) | Steven D. Levitt | October 3, 2019 | Freakonomics
Murder, violent crime, unemployment, and taxes all rose dramatically under his stewardship.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy | Olivia Nuzzi | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If she runs for president, Clinton will have several questions to answer about her stewardship of the Iraq portfolio.Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq | Josh Rogin | June 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And his stewardship helps explain the odd phenomenon in the market Friday morning.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Finally Out After a 13-Year Reign | Daniel Gross | August 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The goal now is the reattainment of Arab stewardship and regional influence—including within Israel.
QUESTION: Bain Capital says the company “grew for years” under your stewardship.
After a time he was promoted to a stewardship and later became the purser of a rather important vessel.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Bill Hayes gave a terse account of his stewardship during Hollister's absence.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
If she does, she will have to give an accounting of her stewardship.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) | W. Grant Hague
And when the General comes back, I shall try to give him a good account of my stewardship.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
When asked to name his vicar he laughed and said: "I have enough to do to give an account of my own stewardship."The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell