• WordNet 3.6
    • n trustee members of a governing board
    • n trustee a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trustee (Law) A person to whom property is legally committed in trust, to be applied either for the benefit of specified individuals, or for public uses; one who is intrusted with property for the benefit of another; also, a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached in a trustee process.
    • Trustee (Law) To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.
    • Trustee To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trustee A person to whom property or funds have been committed in the belief and trust that he will hold and apply the same for the benefit of those who are entitled, according to an expressed intention, either by the parties themselves, or by the deed, will, settlement, or arrangement of another; also, by extension, a person held accountable as if he were expressly a trustee in law. Compare guardian, 2.
    • n trustee In the United States, a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached in a trustee process (see the phrase below).
    • trustee To attach by a trustee process. See trustee, n., 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Trustee one to whom anything is entrusted: one to whom the management of a property is committed in trust for the benefit of others
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Youth is the trustee of prosperity.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Ice. traust, trust; Ger. trost, consolation.


In literature:

I'll just agree to everything you and the other two trustees want.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
While he had only a ninety-nine years' lease, he had conveyed his term to trustees for his son Walter.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The church trustees opposed this successfully, altho at first it was supposed their consent was not required.
"The Kirk on Rutgers Farm" by Frederick Brückbauer
But the Town Trustees question is not all.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Tallmadge, Estate of Daniel Hine, by George M. Wright, Trustee, $100.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
When the money for the school was forthcoming, the property was vested in twelve trustees; Mr. Wilson was one.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
The trustees entertain the alumnae in the main dining-room.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
Sloane's Museum was removed thither with the consent of his trustees.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Robert was probably under age when his father purchased Snitterfield, and hence the need of trustees in association with the purchase.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
A parent is a trustee.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
But what I'd like to find out just now is who is my trustee?
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
This fixed four out of the nine intended trustees.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
In such cases the trustee may, therefore, require the money or property to be restored to the estate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
She saw the chief trustee ride past the window on his way to tell Ben Jarvis that she was elected.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
In 1806 the trustees of the congregation were incorporated by Congress.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
The Trustees hold office continuously, and vacancies are filled by vote of the remaining Trustees.
"Handbook of The New York Public Library" by New York Public Library
Two years ago we were allowed to vote for a minister, and we don't see why we shouldn't vote for trustees and at other elections.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
At this session women were made eligible to serve as School Trustees.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It was to meet this need that the trustees of the church had sent James Hartigan to supplement the labours of the Rev.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
A donation of 10 guineas constituted a life Governor, a legacy of the like amount gave the trustee paying it the same privilege.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter

In poetry:

But 'twas a friendly action, for
Good PYTHIAS, as you see,
Fought merely as executor,
And DAMON as trustee.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A bill was fil'd--the cause was heard--
Against trustees was made award--
"That to the hungry man shall come
The annual int'rest of that sum,
During his natural life; and then
Revert unto the heirs agen."
"The Grenadier" by William Hutton
John A. Calhoun, my Joe John, the trustees of our schools
Are not so smart as you, John, but then they're not all fools;
And you have made yourself, John, appear a little low,
By your abuse of these poor men, John A. Calhoun, my Joe.
"John A. Calhoun, My Joe John" by David John Scott

In news:

Gibson Memorial Library Board of Trustees, 5:15 pm Monday, library.
Six candidates are vying for two open positions in Jackson Township, one of which was vacated by 20-year township trustee Ross Oehling.
Ervin won an at-large seat on the Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees, and served from 1970 to 1978.
The Houston school board has four of its nine trustee seats up for election this November.
Voters will choose trustees this November for four of the Houston school board's nine trustee seats.
Readers rip BISD trustees over votes on electrician .
ALA Seeks Endowment Fund Trustee Candidates.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Endowment Trustee for the ALA Endowment Fund .
Township trustees hosted a public meeting Saturday, Oct 20, to explain the project to residents.
If you believe that an executor , administrator, trustee, or other fiduciary has deprived you of assets, contact an attorney.
Courtesy Lisa M PrattThe Trustees of Indiana UniversityNASANational Science Foundation.
Faction turns on trustee in Eastern Livestock bankruptcy.
The board of trustees of the Southern California College of Chiropractic (SCCC) recently established a scholarship fund in the name of the late Hemet Pathek, M.D.
During this week's Jackson County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees meeting, Jim Wilson reported on physician recruitment activity.
The trustees for Social Security and Medicare are scheduled to provide their annual report on the finances of both programs on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

In science:

Trustees. the authors also would like to thank two reviewers for their valuable input.
Recursive Shortest Path Algorithm with Application to Density-integration of Weighted Graphs