trust territory


Definition of trust territory

: a non-self-governing territory placed under an administrative authority by the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations

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Recent Examples on the Web Small, remote Pacific island nations such as Palau, a former U.S. trust territory, make up most of the list. Washington Post, "Remote Pacific islands escaped the coronavirus this year. It devastated their economies anyway.," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of trust territory

1945, in the meaning defined above

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28 Dec 2020

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“Trust territory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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Legal Definition of trust territory

: a non-self-governing territory placed under an administrative authority by the United Nations

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