Definition of Trustee

1. Noun. A person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit.

Exact synonyms: Legal Guardian
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Fiduciary
Derivative terms: Trust



2. Noun. Members of a governing board.
Exact synonyms: Regent
Group relationships: Governing Board
Generic synonyms: Committee Member
Derivative terms: Trust

Definition of Trustee

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.

Definition of Trustee

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Verb. To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate. ¹

3. Verb. To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trustee

1. to commit to the care of an administrator [v -TEED, -TEEING, -TEES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trustee

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Literary usage of Trustee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"... COMPANY, trustee, et al. [No. 557.] Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"the company issuing the same, pay or secure to the trustee the sum so ascertained and stated, and continue to hold, own, and carry such policy free from the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"A judicial trustee may be required to give security, and in any case has to ... Public trustee. — A step further was taken by the Public trustee Act 1906, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Section 3755 of the Civil Code clearly empowers a court of chancery, upon a regular application, to authorize a trustee to sell and convey the corpus of his ..."

5. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"SOME COMMENTS ON THE PUBLIC trustee As aids to the formation of opinion about the utility of the Public trustee we have (1) What he says about himself. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"Not necessary, to undo a sale to a trustee of the trust property, to show, he has Ground of the rule against such purchases; unless the character of trustee ..."

7. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1900)
"THE trustee. BY THOMAS L. MONTGOMERY, trustee Free Library of Philadelphia. TT is an awkward matter for a librarian to speak about trustees, ..."

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