[gahr-dee-uh n-ship]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for guardianship



1550s, from guardian + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper