guardianship

[ gahr-dee-uh n-ship ]
/ ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp /

noun

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

Origin of guardianship

First recorded in 1545–55; guardian + -ship
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