- guardianship; custody.
- Law. the guardianship over a minor or ward.
Origin of wardship
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Examples from the Web for wardship
The wardship of this fief and manor, during the minority of the seigneur, was in the Crown.The Coinages of the Channel Islands
The third letter stated that Jack had not been able to obtain the grant of a wardship.Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
His rights of wardship over widows and orphans are stated and limited.A History of England
But at least, it will be said, there was no right of wardship and marriage.Domesday Book and Beyond
Frederic William Maitland
The wardship whereof, when it should occur, was estimated at £40.The Vale of Lyvennet
John Salkeld Bland
- the state of being a ward
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