stewardship


stew·ard·ship

noun \ˈstü-ərd-ˌship, ˈstyü-; ˈst(y)rd-\

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

Full Definition of STEWARDSHIP

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

First Known Use of STEWARDSHIP

15th century

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