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Definition of "trusteeship" [trus•tee•ship]

  • The position or function of a trustee. (noun)
  • Administration of a territory by a country or countries so commissioned by the United Nations. (noun)
  • See trust territory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trusteeship" in a sentence
  • "The red tape jungle was built into the Act to protect the Crown -- the people of Canada if you like, from the dangers inherent in trusteeship and to protect the Indians from being hoodwinked out of their land."
  • "This idea of political trusteeship is one of the relatively rare inventions in the political field."
  • "They call it "trusteeship" - the trade union equivalent, according to Steve Early, of martial law."