trustee

noun
trust·​ee | \ ˌtrə-ˈstē How to pronounce trustee (audio) \

Definition of trustee

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a natural or legal person to whom property is legally committed to be administered for the benefit of a beneficiary (such as a person or a charitable organization)
b : one (such as a corporate director) occupying a position of trust and performing functions comparable to those of a trustee
2a : one to whom something is entrusted
b : a country charged with the supervision of a trust territory
3 : trusty

trustee

verb
trusteed; trusteeing

Definition of trustee (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to commit to the care of a trustee

intransitive verb

: to serve as trustee

Examples of trustee in a Sentence

Noun They were named as trustees to the child's estate. the museum's board of trustees
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The business offers trustee and agency services to corporations, government agencies and banks related to the issuance of debt securities. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 3 May 2022 Each member of the five-trustee school board represents a geographic area of the district. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2022 The duo joined several other famous faces at the event, including Ryan Seacrest, actor Julian Morris and Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan alongside museum trustee Ann Colgin and the museum's director, Michael Govan. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 24 Apr. 2022 In Tuesday's general election, Fred Winchowky, who once served in the village's police department for 39 years, got 52.5% of the votes to retain his seat, leaving current trustee Roger Walsh without a role, at least for now, on the Village Board. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2022 Bidwell said that the triennial has budgeted $450,000 to $500,000 for the project and that Dealer Tire CEO and FRONT trustee Scott Mueller has pledged to pay for half of the project. Steven Litt, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2022 Besides Hilliard, trustee Terri Williams was absent. Claire Bryan, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2022 Art Van Furniture was profitable before the 2017 deal, averaging just under $17 million in annual net income between 2011 and 2016, according to the lawsuit filed March 7 by bankruptcy trustee Alfred Giuliano. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2022 There were many heated exchanges between trustee members and residents at Wednesday's tense meeting. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Access to trustee investments and market expertise can, as the hospital has contended, expedite research and new treatments, at great potential benefit to desperate patients. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2021 But trustee Elizabeth Limon moved to designate Walsh Gallegos for all the district’s legal responsibilities, cutting out Sanchez and Wilson altogether. Krista Torralva, ExpressNews.com, 16 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of trustee

Noun

1636, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Verb

1818, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Trustee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trustee. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for trustee

trustee

noun
trust·​ee | \ ˌtrə-ˈstē How to pronounce trustee (audio) \

Kids Definition of trustee

: a person who has been given legal responsibility for someone else's property

trustee

noun
trust·​ee | \ ˌtrəs-ˈtē How to pronounce trustee (audio) \

Legal Definition of trustee

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one to whom something is entrusted : one trusted to keep or administer something: as
a : a member of a board entrusted with administering the funds and directing the policy of an institution or organization
b : a country charged with the supervision of a trust territory
2a : a natural or legal person to whom property is committed to be administered for the benefit of a beneficiary (as a person or charitable organization) : the holder of legal title to property placed in a trust — compare cestui que trust, settlor
b : one (as a corporate director) occupying a position of trust and performing functions comparable to those of a trustee

Other Words from trustee

trusteeship noun

trustee

verb
trusteed; trusteeing

Legal Definition of trustee (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to commit to the care of a trustee

intransitive verb

: to serve as trustee

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