Origin of fosterage
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He was in fosterage with Bishop Patrec, the saint in the Southreys.Capitals of the Northlands
Ian C. Hannah
Fosterage, we are told, was of two sorts, for affection and compensation.
Fosterage might be undertaken out of affection or for payment.
There was fosterage for affection, for payment and for a literary education.
The ties created by fosterage were nearly as close and as binding on children as those of blood.
- the act of caring for or bringing up a foster child
- the condition or state of being a foster child
- the act of encouraging or promoting
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