Definitions for stewardship
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
stew•ardˈstu ərd, ˈstyu-(n.)
a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
a person in charge of running the household of another.
an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like.
an employee on a ship, train, or airplane who waits on and is responsible for the comfort of passengers.
a person appointed by an organization or group to supervise the affairs of that group at certain functions.
a petty officer in the U.S. Navy in charge of officer's quarters and mess.
(v.t.)to act as steward of; manage.
(v.i.)to act or serve as steward.
Origin of steward:
bef. 900; OE stīweard, stigweard <stī, stig hall +weardward
the position of steward
The rank or office of a steward.
The act of caring for or improving with time.
Foresters believe in stewardship of the land.
Origin: From stiwardshepe, equivalent to .
the office of a steward