trusteeship

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

Definition of trusteeship

1 : the office or function of a trustee
2 : supervisory control by one or more countries over a trust territory

Examples of trusteeship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brian Rothenberg, a spokesman for the UAW international organization, said that Edmunds has been removed from his role and that Local 412 has asked to be put under trusteeship by the international union. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 Sometimes, the trusteeship under such trusts established by U.S. taxpayers will consist of a foreign trust company and a domestic trust company that act as co-trustees, to avoid having to file as a foreign trust. Alan Gassman, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 His lawsuit said the Teamsters needed to end its trusteeship and hold elections for new officers. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, 19 Apr. 2021 Gary Brown said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Orlando last week that the Teamsters needs to end its trusteeship and hold elections for new officers. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, 9 Feb. 2021 Gary Brown said in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Orlando last week that the Teamsters needs to end its trusteeship and hold elections for new officers. Mike Schneider, ajc, 9 Feb. 2021 But public trusteeship for broadcast and diverse ownership began to unravel with the libertarian shift of the Reagan era. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2020 During these decades, broadcasters were held to a standard of public trusteeship, in which the right to use the airwaves came with a mandate to provide for democratic discourse. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2020 Today depictions of African weakness, Western trusteeship and Chinese ruthlessness are continuations of these stereotypes. Yan Hairong, Quartz Africa, 4 June 2020

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First Known Use of trusteeship

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trusteeship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trusteeship. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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trusteeship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of trusteeship

: the position or job of a trustee
: control over an area of land given to a country or countries by the United Nations

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