trust territory the pacific islands

Pacific Islands, Trust Territory of the

noun
a U.S. trust territory in the Pacific Ocean, comprising the Mariana, Marshall, and Caroline Islands: approved by the United Nations 1947; since 1976 constituents of the trusteeship have established or moved toward self-government. 717 sq. mi. (1857 sq. km). Compare Belau, Marshall Islands, Micronesia ( def 2 ), Northern Mariana Islands.
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