[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-]


the act of fostering or rearing another's child as one's own.
the condition of being a foster child.
an act of promoting or encouraging: The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project.

Origin of fosterage

First recorded in 1605–15; foster + -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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