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
Stewardship is an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. The concepts of stewardship can be applied to the environment, economics, health, property, information, theology, etc. Stewardship is linked to the principle of sustainability.
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