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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stewardshipnoun

    the position of steward


  1. stewardshipnoun

    The rank or office of a steward.

  2. stewardshipnoun

    The act of caring for or improving with time.

    Foresters believe in stewardship of the land.

  3. Etymology: From stiwardshepe, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stewardshipnoun

    The office of a steward.

    Etymology: from steward.

    The earl of Worcester
    Hath broke his staff, resign’d his stewardship. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    Shew us the hand of God
    That hath dismiss’d us from our stewardship. William Shakespeare.

    If they are not employed to such purposes, we are false to our trust, and the stewardship committed to us, and shall be one day severely accountable to God for it. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.


  1. Stewardship

    Stewardship is an ethical value that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. The concepts of stewardship can be applied to the environment and nature, economics, health, property, information, theology, cultural resources etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stewardshipnoun

    the office of a steward


  1. Stewardship

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stewardship in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stewardship in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stewardship in a Sentence

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    Frankly, every religious and non-religious moral tradition tells us that we have some responsibility of stewardship, some responsibility for taking care of what's around us and our neighbor, eventually it gets to the point this is less and less about the planet as an abstract thing and more about specific people suffering specific harm because of what we're doing right now.

  2. Danny Davis:

    Stewardship doesn’t mean anything, it’s a term of art. Not a term of law.

  3. Toni Myers:

    The main reason I wanted to make the film was to inspire our audiences, young and old, but particularly young people, when you see the Earth from that perspective it's a whole emotional experience and you see just how beautiful the planet is and when you also see some of the things that are happening to it, it was to inspire people that it is definitely worth taking care of it, better stewardship in the future, trying to find solutions for some of the problems that we're facing, but that we can do it if we work together.

  4. Craig Singleton:

    China's leadership is attempting to play it cool, but the circumstances surrounding Evergrande's downward spiral raises serious questions about [ Chinese President ] Xi Jinping's stewardship over China's rapidly cooling economy.

  5. Mahmoud Abbas:

    I believe that we are capable under your leadership and under your courageous stewardship and your wisdom as well as your great negotiating ability ... I believe we can be partners -- true partners to you -- to bring about a historic peace treaty, now, Mr. President, with you we have hope.

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