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trust territory

n. Abbr. TT
A colony or territory placed under the administration of one or more countries by commission of the United Nations. Also called trusteeship.
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trust territory

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) another name for a trusteeship2
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trust′ ter`ritory


n.
a territory placed under the administrative control of a country by the United Nations.
[1945]
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Noun1.trust territory - a dependent countrytrust territory - a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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Translations

trust territory

n (Pol) → Treuhandgebiet nt
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The last trust territory was Palau which got independence in October 1994.
'Ganye area had been entrusted to Britain by a League of Nations Mandate in 1919 and later as Trust Territory by the United Nations in 1946.
British Togoland was a United Nations Trust Territory, spanning down from Pusiga on the Gold Coast Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) border to Sokode about sixteen kilometres south of Ho, with a land size of 33,776 square kilometres.
It later unified with the Trust Territory of Somalia (colonised by Italy) to form the Somali Republic.
At the same time, civil defence officials are considering various scenarios in the event that a nuclear missile strike by North Korea would target the US trust territory in Guam, which is home to one of the largest American military bases outside of continental United States.
Cayetano has given the order 'after the Philippine Consulate General in Agana raised Alert Level I in Guam following threats from the People's Democratic Republic of Korea to launch a nuclear missile strike against the American trust territory.'
She shows how a sense of personal frustration over career progression was coupled with a feeling that the Trust Territory had been disadvantaged in relation to the southern Gold Coast.
It discusses national competition in the Pacific in the 19th century, Marshallese culture, and the introduction of the US in the Marshalls; Japanese occupation of the islands before World War II; the role of the United Nations and President Truman after World War II in securing the islands for the US; the role of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in providing US control over them; the creation of the Congress of Micronesia; Micronesian status politics and negotiations; the move toward recognition of the Marshall Islands as a sovereign nation; and events up to the present, including the Kwajalein Land Use Agreement.
The post-apartheid era also saw the admittance of the former Portuguese colony of Mozambique (1995) and the former Belgian trust territory of Rwanda (2009).
"But British Somaliland had borders and was recognised." In 1960, the former British Somaliland gained independence as the State of Somaliland but then united with the then Trust Territory of Somalia shortly afterwards to form the Somali Republic.
An interesting aspect of Weir's posting to Canberra was his visits to both Papua New Guinea (then a trust territory administered by Australia) and West New Guinea (then administered by the Dutch but claimed by Indonesia).