stewardship
noun Date: 15th century 1. the office, duties, and obligations of a steward 2. the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care <
stewardship of our natural resources
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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