[ truh-stee ]
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  1. a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company, institution, etc.

  2. a person who holds the title to property for the benefit of another.

  1. (in New England) a garnishee.

  2. a trusty.

verb (used with object),trust·eed, trust·ee·ing.
  1. to place in the hands of a trustee or trustees.

  2. (in New England) to garnish.

Origin of trustee

First recorded in 1640–50; trust + -ee

Words that may be confused with trustee

Words Nearby trustee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trustee in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trustee


/ (trʌˈstiː) /

  1. a person to whom the legal title to property is entrusted to hold or use for another's benefit

  2. a member of a board that manages the affairs and administers the funds of an institution or organization

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