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 Complicating negotiations is the involvement of the U.S. government, which has formed a trusteeship with the company to oversee the sale, the sources said. Reuters, The Mercury News, "BlackRock in talks to take over Cofense after U.S. security concerns — sources," 28 July 2019 The degrees of separation between Kanders’s trusteeship at the Whitney and what’s happening at the border are numerous and intricate enough to make my head hurt. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Museum Happenings: Protesters Stage a Die-In in NYC, and Students Accuse Staff of Racism in Boston," 25 June 2019 In some colleges where trusteeship is taken seriously, new trustees are actually assigned mentors, and an internal governance committee might do a biannual assessment of a new trustee’s performance. Allen C. Guelzo, WSJ, "Back-to-School Advice for College Trustees," 24 Aug. 2018 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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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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