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[stoo-erd-ship, styoo-] /ˈstu ərd ʃɪp, ˈstyu-/
the position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc.
the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving:
New regulatory changes will result in better stewardship of lands that are crucial for open space and wildlife habitat.
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understewardship, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His stewardship is to be assured him by written deed, and as long as he is faithful to his charge, no man can take it from him.

    The Articles of Faith James E. Talmage
  • For not only leadership is passed from generation to generation, but so is stewardship.

  • You remember the letter which came to me, that account of his stewardship?

  • Soon he had acquitted himself of his stewardship and given the check into her hand.

  • The captain, dissembling not his satisfaction, averred he could wear the gold chain of stewardship as well as another man.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens

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