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trustee

[truh-stee] /trʌˈsti/
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
1640-1650
1640-50; trust + -ee
Can be confused
executor, trustee, trusty.
trustee, trusty.
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  • The trusts would then invest in preserving the natural world, though selecting trustworthy trustees might prove a challenge.
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  • He is also chairman of the executive committee of its board of trustees.
  • Government is competent when all who compose it work as trustees for the whole people.
  • Our work seemed to please the trustees of this fund, as they soon began increasing their annual grant.
  • They proposed to use trustees who would authenticate you.
  • When signing for an account, you designate some trustees.
  • Some games were played anonymously and the investors never knew about the trustees' decisions.
  • And then years of apprenticeship, precariously dependent on trustees amid a set of free-living medical students.
  • If the will were to be changed, the trustees would have to go to court.
British Dictionary definitions for trustees

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 trustees

trustee

n.

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

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