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From Middle English stiwardshepe, equivalent to steward +‎ -ship.


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stewardship (countable and uncountable, plural stewardships)

  1. The rank or office of a steward.
  2. The act of caring for or improving with time.
    • 2019 May 19, Alex McLevy, “The final Game Of Thrones brings a pensive but simple meditation about stories (newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1]:
      In selecting Bran Stark, the lords of Westeros are choosing to value these stories and memories above whatever other qualities might make a good ruler, and more specifically, put an end to the caprices of heritage that have allowed bloodlines to wreak havoc on good stewardship of these kingdoms.
    Foresters believe in stewardship of the land.