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stewardship

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noun stew·ard·ship \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)u̇rd-\

Simple Definition of stewardship

  • : the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something

Full Definition of stewardship

  1. 1 :  the office, duties, and obligations of a steward

  2. 2 :  the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially :  the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care <stewardship of natural resources>

Examples of stewardship

  1. <generally the dean left the day-to-day stewardship of the college to the assistant dean>

  2. <she believes that stewardship of the environment is everyone's responsibility>



15th Century

First Known Use of stewardship

15th century



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