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Steward

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STEWARD, n. G., a room. The steward was then originally a chamberlain or a butler.

1. A man employed in great families to manage the domestic concerns, superintend the other servants, collect the rents or income, keep the accounts, &c. See Genesis 15:2,43:19 .
2. An officer of state as lord high steward steward of the household, &c.
3. In colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the concerns of the kitchen.
4. In a ship of war, an officer who is appointed by the purser to distribute provisions to the officers and crew. In other ships, a man who superintends the provisions and liquors, and supplies the table.
5. In Scripture and theology, a minister of Christ, whose duty is to dispense the provisions of the gospel, to preach its doctrines and administer its ordinances.

It is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4 .

STEWARD, To manage as a steward. Not in use.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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