trusteeship

[ truh-stee-ship ]
/ trʌˈsti ʃɪp /

noun

Law. the office or function of a trustee.
the administrative control of a territory granted to a country by a body (Trusteeship Council ) of the United Nations.

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Origin of trusteeship

First recorded in 1720–30; trustee + -ship
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British Dictionary definitions for trusteeship

trusteeship
/ (trʌˈstiːʃɪp) /

noun

the office or function of a trustee
  1. the administration or government of a territory by a foreign country under the supervision of the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  2. (often capital) any such dependent territory; trust territory
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