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[truh-stee-ship] /trʌˈsti ʃɪp/
Law. the office or function of a trustee.
the administrative control of a territory granted to a country by a body (Trusteeship Council) of the United Nations.
Origin of trusteeship
1720-30; trustee + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We have explored and surveyed the whole earth, and where we find weakness or inferiority, we establish a trusteeship.

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

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • But on the other hand, suppose Elizabeth begged him to take the trusteeship and he did take it?

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The obligation wasnt part of the trusteeship, she reminded him.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • Well, in six months more the old lady's trusteeship of this young lady is to terminate—at least legally.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • Six days later Mrs. Eddy met this action by declaring a trusteeship for the control of her estate.

  • Any old time the trusteeship debt your father didn't really owe gets too heavy, you can unload on me and wipe it out.

  • The trustees named were responsible men, gave bond for $500,000, and their trusteeship was to last during Mrs. Eddy's lifetime.

  • Money, however, he will make of his trusteeship, as you will see.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
British Dictionary definitions for trusteeship


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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