guardianship

[gahr-dee-uh n-ship]

noun

the position and responsibilities of a guardian, especially toward a ward.
care; responsibility; charge.

Nearby words

  1. guardian,
  2. guardian ad litem,
  3. guardian angel,
  4. guardian angels,
  5. guardianista,
  6. guarding,
  7. guardrail,
  8. guardroom,
  9. guards,
  10. guardsman

Origin of guardianship

First recorded in 1545–55; guardian + -ship

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Word Origin and History for guardianship

guardianship

n.

1550s, from guardian + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper