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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Law The person in a trust relationship who holds title to property for the benefit of another.
  • noun A member of a board elected or appointed to direct the funds and policy of an institution.
  • noun A country responsible for supervising a trust territory.
  • intransitive verb To place (property) in the care of a trustee.
  • intransitive verb To function or serve as a trustee.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In the United States, a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached in a trustee process (see the phrase below).
  • To attach by a trustee process. See trustee, n., 3.

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

  • noun (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.
  • noun (Law), [U. S.] a process by which a creditor may attach his debtor's goods, effects, and credits, in the hands of a third person; -- called, in some States, the process of foreign attachment, garnishment, or factorizing process.
  • transitive verb To commit (property) to the care of a trustee.
  • transitive verb (Law), United States To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.

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

  • 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.
  • verb To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to trustee an estate.
  • verb To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in the hands of a third person) in the interest of the creditor.

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

  • noun members of a governing board
  • noun a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit

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