Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office or duty of a custodian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Office or duty of a custodian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The office, or the duty of a custodian.

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

  • noun the position of custodian

Etymologies

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custodian +‎ -ship

Examples

  • "In exchange for basic entitlements like education opportunities, that community has invited very, very long-term custodianship of the most hazardous waste this country produces," he told AAP.

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  • Stan Kroenke as their largest individual stakeholder, with the long-term custodianship and legacy of the club always a pressing issue for the board.

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  • "In exchange for basic entitlements like education opportunities, that community has invited very, very long-term custodianship of the most hazardous waste this country produces," he told AAP.

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  • Asmal said he did not believe there was a major difference between "custodianship" and the use of a specific language as a primary language, for which the policy framework provided.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What I mean by this is Arab state involvement, some kind of custodianship or trusteeship of the Palestinian side to enable them to develop a responsible, credible, accountable authority that can then be a partner in the peace process.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2002

  • Or should he just man-up, put on tracksuit trousers and lump it, like the rest of us had to do with astro-turf? new mutual approach to club ownership and finds much to recommend in their approach to what they describe as 'custodianship'.

    The Guardian World News

  • "But at Arsenal, the idea of custodianship is central to the club's unique character.

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  • This claim is a cornerstone of what rapidly came to be known as the Lexical Approach – rapidly because Lewis himself wrote a book called The Lexical Approach (1993), but also because, at the time, corpus linguistics was fueling a major paradigm shift in applied linguistics (under the visionary custodianship of John Sinclair and his brainchild, the COBUILD project) which, for want of a better term, might best be described as ‘lexical’.

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  • This claim is a cornerstone of what rapidly came to be known as the Lexical Approach – rapidly because Lewis himself wrote a book called The Lexical Approach (1993), but also because, at the time, corpus linguistics was fueling a major paradigm shift in applied linguistics (under the visionary custodianship of John Sinclair and his brainchild, the COBUILD project) which, for want of a better term, might best be described as ‘lexical’.

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  • All the while, the military's custodianship of the nuclear arsenal buffers it from any pressure to democratize politics.

    Pakistan's Nuclear Albatross

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