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fosterage

[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-] /ˈfɔ stər ɪdʒ, ˈfɒs tər-/
noun
1.
the act of fostering or rearing another's child as one's own.
2.
the condition of being a foster child.
3.
an act of promoting or encouraging:
The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project.
Origin of fosterage
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; foster + -age
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fosterage

/ˈfɒstərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act of caring for or bringing up a foster child
2.
the condition or state of being a foster child
3.
the act of encouraging or promoting
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