trust·​ee·​ship ˌtrə-ˈstē-ˌship How to pronounce trusteeship (audio)
: the office or function of a trustee
: supervisory control by one or more countries over a trust territory

Examples of trusteeship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Masterton Trophy is awarded each season under the trusteeship of the PHWA to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 The trauma was so profound that when the Israelis withdrew under U.S. pressure, the Palestinian population called for the return of Egyptian rule instead of the UN trusteeship that had initially been envisioned. Jean-Pierre Filiu, Foreign Affairs, 1 Jan. 2024 There’s no day-after scenario, whether an international trusteeship or handover to the P.A., that realistically can sidestep or ignore that reality. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2023 With France planning to pull its troops out of the country as soon as March, Mali will almost certainly be turned into an ECOWAS trusteeship. Sebastian Elischer, Foreign Affairs, 12 Feb. 2013 Meanwhile, viable alternatives to the two-state solution could be considered, including plans for federations, condominiums, and trusteeships. Michael Oren, Foreign Affairs, 31 May 2023 After it was taken into trusteeship, Gazprom Germania was shunned by trading partners and faced liquidity problems, risking the collapse of major gas retailers in Germany and the UK -- including Wingas GmbH and Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Ltd., which trades as Gazprom Energy. Todd Gillespie,, 14 June 2022 Rosneft accounts for about 12% of Germany’s oil refining capacity, importing oil worth several hundred million euros every month, according to the government, which said the trusteeship was initially due to last for six months. Time, 21 Sep. 2022 The government has now placed two Rosneft subsidiaries under the trusteeship of Germany’s energy regulator, meaning that three critical refineries are now controlled by Germany. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 16 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trusteeship was in 1692

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“Trusteeship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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trust·​ee·​ship ˌtrəs-ˈtē-ˌship How to pronounce trusteeship (audio)
: the office or job of a trustee

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