stewardship [ stoo-erd-ship, styoo- ]
1. the position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc.
the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving: New regulatory changes will result in better stewardship of lands that are crucial for open space and wildlife habitat.
OTHER WORDS FROM STEWARDSHIP
WORDS RELATED TO STEWARDSHIP
control, management, supervision, protection, conservancy, maintenance, care, sewing, housekeeping, keeping, safekeeping, saving, attention, storage, governing, upkeep, economy, salvation, custody, guardianship
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Origin: steward + -ship
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR STEWARDSHIP
If she runs for president, Clinton will have several questions to answer about her stewardship of the Iraq portfolio.
HILLARY CLINTON PUSHED OBAMA TO KEEP TROOPS IN IRAQ|JOSH ROGIN|JUNE 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And his stewardship helps explain the odd phenomenon in the market Friday morning.
MICROSOFT CEO STEVE BALLMER FINALLY OUT AFTER A 13-YEAR REIGN|DANIEL GROSS|AUGUST 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
QUESTION: Bain Capital says the company “grew for years” under your stewardship.
DAVID STOCKMAN’S QUESTIONS FOR MITT ROMNEY|THE DAILY BEAST|OCTOBER 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gorgeous visuals, interesting stories, and enterprising features—both in print and online—have been hallmarks of her stewardship.
SALLY SINGER LEAVES T: THE NEW YORK TIMES’S STYLE MAGAZINE|ISABEL WILKINSON|AUGUST 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, under his able stewardship, it was the IMF's renaissance, too.
CAN DSK STILL BE FRENCH PRESIDENT?|TRACY MCNICOLL|JULY 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But one thing he could not bear, and that was an imputation of faithlessness in his stewardship.
THE CALL OF THE BLOOD|ROBERT SMYTHE HICHENS
They darkly feel that those to whom much has been given owe to the Master an account of stewardship.
WOMAN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY|MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI
If he does it willingly, he has a reward; if he does it unwillingly, still he is entrusted with a stewardship he dare not neglect.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS|MARCUS DODS
In the patient and persistent execution of this stewardship lies the duty of my life.
SEVENOAKS|J. G. HOLLAND
The time is approaching when I shall render up an account of my stewardship, so far as Verner's Pride is concerned.
VERNER'S PRIDE|MRS. HENRY WOOD
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