trusteeship

noun trust·ee·ship \ ˌtrəs-ˈtē-ˌship \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of trusteeship

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

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First Known Use of trusteeship

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TRUSTEESHIP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of trusteeship for English Language Learners

  • : 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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