co·​trust·​ee (ˌ)kō-trə-ˈstē How to pronounce cotrustee (audio)
variants or co-trustee
plural cotrustees or co-trustees
: a joint trustee
As cotrustee, the beneficiary has the right to forbid the bank from making disbursements on the account without her approval.Brigid McMenamin

Examples of cotrustee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Priscilla Presley Makes First Red Carpet Appearance Since Lisa Marie's Death amid Trust Battle If the 2016 amendment is voided in court, Priscilla and Riley would be cotrustees. Brianne Tracy, Peoplemag, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cotrustee was in 1818

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“Cotrustee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


: a joint trustee
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