Definition of trustee in English:

trustee

Line breaks: trust¦ee
Pronunciation: /trʌsˈtiː
 
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noun

  • 1 Law An individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified: pension fund trustees
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    • Lawyers and trustees have statutory and other legal obligations but are still fiduciaries.
    • This is certain to give the new board of trustees a legal edge over its competitors.
    • All three schemes were regulated by trust deeds or rules which conferred on the trustees wide powers of investment.
    Synonyms
    administrator, agent; custodian, keeper, steward, depositary; executor, executrix; Law fiduciary, feoffee
  • 2A state made responsible for the government of an area by the United Nations.
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    • They inherited Papua from Britain in 1906 and took New Guinea from Germany in World War I, administering it in recent years as a U.N. trustee.
    • Cameroon was originally a UN Trustee Territory administered by France and the UK prior to its independence in 1960.

Derivatives

trusteeship

noun
More example sentences
  • ‘But at least it would be possible to fundraise for its maintenance if it were held in trusteeship for the people,’ she said.
  • We hope that the sentence will stand as a stark warning to anyone considering abusing the special responsibilities of charity trusteeship.
  • The responsibilities are arduous and trusteeship is a high-risk position which, if not conducted competently, can carry four-figure fines or even a prison sentence.

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