- a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company, institution, etc.
- a person who holds the title to property for the benefit of another.
- (in New England) a garnishee.
- a trusty.
- to place in the hands of a trustee or trustees.
- (in New England) to garnish.
Origin of trustee
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Examples from the Web for trustee
“A heartfelt ‘thank you for your service,’ is no longer nearly enough,” said Martin Edelman, trustee of the Fallen Heroes Fund.Politicians are No Show for Opening of Privately Funded Vets Clinic
Rachel Rose Hartman
September 13, 2013
He served for years as trustee of the Art Gallery of Ontario and as chairman of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.Murray Bernard Frum, 1931–2013
May 28, 2013
Next, however, trustee Malt notes that “the Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.”Romney Cut Deductions on 2011 Taxes to Maintain Campaign Pledge
September 21, 2012
On April 10th, Washington debated a new report by Medicare trustee Chuck Blahous.Will Obamacare Explode the Deficit?
April 11, 2012
Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that the trustee needed to prove the Mets owners had demonstrated “willful blindness.”Noreen Harrington: The Mets’ Madoff Whistle-Blower
March 19, 2012
He was a commissioner, or a board, or a trustee, 'or something.'
He was Chairman of this, Trustee of that, President of the other.
In a similar way I am, or I have been, trustee of one kind or other for scores of our customers.A Tale of Two Cities
I have seen Mr. Bradley and he has consented to act as trustee for me.
It was Judge Knowles' wish that you be my trustee, and, as you know, it was mine also.
- a person to whom the legal title to property is entrusted to hold or use for another's benefit
- a member of a board that manages the affairs and administers the funds of an institution or organization
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Word Origin and History for trustee
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