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[faw-ster-ij, fos-ter-]
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  1. the act of fostering or rearing another's child as one's own.
  2. foster child.
  3. an act of promoting or encouraging: The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project.
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Origin of fosterage

First recorded in 1605–15; foster + -age
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  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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