- 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.
Origin of stewardship
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Examples from the Web for stewardship
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
June 19, 2014
And his stewardship helps explain the odd phenomenon in the market Friday morning.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Finally Out After a 13-Year Reign
August 23, 2013
The goal now is the reattainment of Arab stewardship and regional influence—including within Israel.Arab League Urges Palestinian-Israelis To Vote
January 21, 2013
QUESTION: Bain Capital says the company “grew for years” under your stewardship.David Stockman’s Questions For Mitt Romney
The Daily Beast
October 16, 2012
Gorgeous visuals, interesting stories, and enterprising features—both in print and online—have been hallmarks of her stewardship.Sally Singer Leaves T: The New York Times’s Style Magazine
August 29, 2012
For not only leadership is passed from generation to generation, but so is stewardship.
Soon he had acquitted himself of his stewardship and given the check into her hand.The Duke Of Chimney Butte
G. W. Ogden
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
When God calls for her stewardship, how can she answer with any honor to herself?Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
Yet a little while and our stewardship will be taken from us.