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 for trustee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trustee \Trus*tee"\, n. (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.
     [1913 Webster]
     Trustee process (Law), 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. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trustee \Trus*tee"\, v. t.
     1. To commit (property) to the care of a trustee; as, to
        trustee an estate.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Law) To attach (a debtor's wages, credits, or property in
        the hands of a third person) in the interest of the
        creditor. [U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property
           is entrusted to use for another's benefit [syn: trustee,
           legal guardian]
      2: members of a governing board [syn: regent, trustee]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "trustee":
     accepter, accountant, acquirer, addressee, audience, auditor,
     beholder, bookkeeper, bursar, cashier, cashkeeper, chamberlain,
     comptroller, consignee, controller, curator, depositary,
     depository, fiduciary, financial officer, getter, hearer, holder,
     liquidator, listener, looker, obtainer, payee, paymaster, procurer,
     purse bearer, purser, receiver, recipient, spectator, steward,
     taker, treasurer, viewer

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  TRUSTEE, estates. A trustee is one to whom an estate has been conveyed in 
       2. The trust estate is not subject to the specialty or judgment debts 
  of the trustee, to the dower of his wife, or the curtesy of the husband of a 
  female trustee. 
       3. With respect to the duties of trustees, it is held, in conformity to 
  the old law of uses, that pernancy of the profits, execution of estates, and 
  defence of the land, are the three great properties of a trust, so that the 
  courts of chancery will compel trustees, 1. To permit the cestui que trust 
  to receive the rents and profits of the land. 2. To execute such 
  conveyances, in accordance with the provisions of the trust, as the cestui 
  que trust shall direct. 3. To defend the title of the land in any court of 
  law or equity. Cruise, Dig. tit. 12, c. 4, s. 4. 
       4. It has been judiciously remarked by Mr. Justice Story, 2 Eq. Jur. 
  Sec. 1267, that in a great variety of cases, it is not easy to say what the 
  duty of a trustee is; and that therefore, it often becomes indispensable for 
  him, before he acts, to seek, the aid and direction of a court of equity. 
  Fonb. Eq. book 2, c. 7, Sec. 2, and note c. Vide Vin. Ab. tit. Trusts, O, P, 
  Q, R, S, T; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t. 

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