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  1. Law. the office or function of a trustee.
  2. the administrative control of a territory granted to a country by a body (Trusteeship Council) of the United Nations.
  3. trust territory.
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Origin of trusteeship

First recorded in 1720–30; trustee + -ship
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Related Words for trusteeship

account, protection, care, guardianship, institute, corporation, company, society, organization, establishment, endowment, association, charity, duty, keeping, safekeeping, moment, guard, liability, charge

Examples from the Web for trusteeship

Contemporary Examples of trusteeship

Historical Examples of trusteeship

  • But on the other hand, suppose Elizabeth begged him to take the trusteeship and he did take it?

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • My trusteeship, she answered him loftily, producing some documents from her hand-bag.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit

    George Randolph Chester

  • The obligation wasnt part of the trusteeship, she reminded him.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit

    George Randolph Chester

  • Her earnings are subject to his trusteeship, and nothing more.

  • I never understood that passage, till in a fool's moment I accepted a Trusteeship.


    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for trusteeship


  1. 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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