trust·ee·ship | \ˌtrə-ˈstē-ˌship \

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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One is to recover the notion of leadership as trusteeship. Michael J. Sandel, New York Times, "Robert B. Reich’s Recipe for a Just Society," 2 Apr. 2018 As a mentor, I’ve been given a trusteeship of my students’ moral character, along with their intellectual ability. Caroline Kitchener, The Atlantic, "Ted Cruz's Thesis Adviser on How He's Changed Since College," 1 Aug. 2017 Transition officials say Kushner is resigning from all of his other partnerships, trusteeships and divesting from 35 investments. Simon Dumenco, ELLE Decor, "A Look At The Massive Real Estate Business Jared Kushner Is Setting Aside," 10 Jan. 2017 As international frustrations and worries grow, some momentum is growing for a proposal for outside powers to take over South Sudan and run it as a trusteeship until things calm down. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, "Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of trusteeship

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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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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