Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rank or office of a steward.
  • n. The act of caring for or improving with time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of a steward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or functions of a steward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position of steward

Etymologies

From Middle English stiwardshepe, equivalent to steward +‎ -ship. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One section will be on what I call stewardship, which is on the role and the responsibility of the presidency, what they believe about the constitution, about the role of America.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2008

  • One section will be on what I call stewardship, which is on the role and responsibility of the presidency, what they believe about the constitution, about the role of America.

    CNN Transcript Aug 16, 2008

  • One section will be on what I call stewardship, which is on the role and responsibility of the presidency, what they believe about the Constitution, about the role of America.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2008

  • And I began to think about what I call the stewardship of affluence and the stewardship of influence.

    Rick Warren on a life of purpose

  • WARREN: Well, you know what, when the book, Larry, and this caller, when it began to become a big success world-wide, I actually began to got to scripture to pray about what I called the stewardship of have affluence and the stewardship of influence.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2005

  • Mr. Horrocks applauds the sentiment behind the approach because it emphasizes what he calls the stewardship of capital.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Responsible stewardship is one thing; neo-pagan dirt worship is quite another.

    Education

  • If the idea of environmental stewardship is something that is passed down as a generational or familial heritage, one has to be alarmed with Terry Branstad's current positions in relation to the notorious history of his younger brother, Monty Branstad, a North central Iowa farmer who has repeatedly been charged with violating Iowa's environmental laws, among other indiscretions.

    Dave Murphy: Iowa Governor 2010: Who Will Be the Worst Environmental Governor of the 21st Century?

  • The Reagan two term stewardship in California spoke common sense populism and containing government costs while actually running up deficits and providing Californians with frequent tax increases.

    Obama and the Major Paradigm Budget Shift from Reagan

  • Environmental stewardship from a Biblical perspective ... taking care of the earth is not un-Godly, nor is it reserved for "tree-huggers."

    Archive 2007-06-01

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