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The Royal Stewards of Gondor:

The Term Steward was used for the Warden of the Throne, first the royal Majordomus, later the highest official of a Kingdom and the King's representative and vice-regent.

The Stewards of Gondor were the chief councilor to the royal Line of Anárion Elendilion in Gondor. Mardil Voronwë was the first of the Ruling Stewards, since he held office when King Eärnur of Gondor rode away to war and never returned. Arandur, meaning "King's Servant", "Minister', was the Quenya term for (Royal) Steward.A lesser provincial steward or lieutenant of a local lord was called Herundur (Q."Lord's servant")

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