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trustee

[truh-stee] /trʌˈsti/ Law.
noun
1.
a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company, institution, etc.
2.
a person who holds the title to property for the benefit of another.
3.
(in New England) a garnishee.
4.
a trusty.
verb (used with object), trusteed, trusteeing.
5.
to place in the hands of a trustee or trustees.
6.
(in New England) to garnish.
Origin of trustee
1640-1650
1640-50; trust + -ee
Can be confused
executor, trustee, trusty.
trustee, trusty.
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  • I think Mr. Appleby understands the obligation placed on a trustee.

    The Dust of Conflict David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • He was a commissioner, or a board, or a trustee, 'or something.'

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • Lang then went to a lawyer, who said he could not summon a trustee.

    Mortomley's Estate, Vol. III (of 3) Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
  • He was Chairman of this, trustee of that, President of the other.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • I dont want her to work up a reputation as a trustee, retorted Bobby.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
British Dictionary definitions for trustee

trustee

/trʌˈstiː/
noun
1.
a person to whom the legal title to property is entrusted to hold or use for another's benefit
2.
a member of a board that manages the affairs and administers the funds of an institution or organization
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Word Origin and History for trustee
n.

"person who is responsible for the property of another," 1640s, from trust (v.) + -ee.

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