[ truh-stee ]
/ trʌˈsti /


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.

verb (used with object), trust·eed, trust·ee·ing.

to place in the hands of a trustee or trustees.
(in New England) to garnish.

Origin of trustee

First recorded in 1640–50; trust + -ee

Can be confused

executor trustee trustytrustee trusty Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trustee


/ (trʌˈstiː) /


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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