Definitions of trustee

  1. a person ( or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit
  2. members of a governing board
  3. 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.
  4. To commit ( property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.
  5. To attach ( a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.
  6. The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate- avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.
  7. Board members of an institution or organization who are entrusted with the administering of funds and the directing of policy.
  8. A person to whom property, or the management of property, is committed for the benefit of others.
  9. Trusteeship.
  10. One to whom anything is intrusted: one to whom the management of a property is committed in trust for the benefit of others.
  11. One who has charge of property in trust.
  12. Any one who holds property in trust.
  13. A person to whom the management of a property is committed in trust, for the good of others.
  14. A person who holds an estate or property of any kind for the benefit and use of another.

Usage examples for trustee

  1. The report continues: " In the commission of every trust there is an implied tribute to the integrity and intelligence of the trustee and there is also an implied call for the faithful exercise of those properties to the fulfilment of the purposes of the trust. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. Doctor Sebastian Hofmeister, the people's priest Martin Steinlin and Conrad Irmensee, trustee of the monastery of All Saints, arrived from Schaffhausen. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  3. If I am trustee of it, I pay three half- pence. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  4. Peter, we came down this morning to take whatever legal steps are necessary to put Dot in possession of her grandmother's money, of which I have been trustee – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. Rupert was one of John's greatest friends, and is Baba's trustee and guardian. – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  6. Those suits are usually brought in the name of the trustee in their behalf. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson
  7. Oh, Kate, won't you see if that Walden trustee can't possibly find another teacher, and let you off? – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  8. The next question is to get Vickars to consent; he is the surviving trustee and you'll have to write to him, Ju. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  9. As to Constantinople, he said, he might establish himself there as a trustee but not as a proprietor. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  10. I know I can trust you not to cheat me, since you're a trustee – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  11. Early in the spring of that year occurred the death of Miss Laura Notley, a very aged lady, great- aunt of young Leonidas Force, to whom by will she left her large plantation, known as Greenbushes, appointing Mr. Abel Force trustee of the estate during the minority of the heir. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  12. When in an evil day a rector or dean, for instance, retires, I hear him in conversation with the young porters mention the candidates for the post, explain that such a one would not be confirmed by the minister, that another would himself refuse to accept it, then drop into fantastic details concerning mysterious papers received in the office, secret conversations alleged to have taken place between the minister and the trustee and so on. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  13. She comes to answer the charge that, having seized Ireland as a " trustee of civilisation," she has, either through incompetence or through dishonesty, betrayed her trust. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  14. He is your guardian as well as trustee and has a perfect right to put a veto upon any wild expedition of this sort. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  15. The trustee waited for an answer. – A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
  16. I am Godfrey Knight, and I suppose that you are my trustee or one of them. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  17. Mrs. Horace Smith filled the office of teller on the occasion with promptness and dignity, and Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace Yost was elected trustee by a majority of seven. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  18. Even my father did not seem to care for them much, not even as much as he cared for me; and when he lay on his deathbed, one year later, I was left, young as I was, their sole guardian, and trustee of all his wealth. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  19. But he isn't my trustee – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward