Definition for warded (2 of 2)
- a person, especially a minor, who has been legally placed under the care of a guardian or a court.
- the state of being under the care or control of a legal guardian.
- guardianship over a minor or some other person legally incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
verb (used with object)
Origin of ward
Related formsward·less, adjective
Examples from the Web for warded
The tax cuts could be warded off through simple legislation.
And with her quick decision came a rush and stir of spirit that warded off her weakness.The Light of Western Stars|Zane Grey
The bully then aimed a tremendous blow at the boy's face, which fortunately was warded off by one of the women.The Runaway|Unknown
But the motherliness which is in every true woman's heart, warded off this danger.
British Dictionary definitions for warded (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for warded (2 of 3)
- Also called: ward of court a person, esp a minor or one legally incapable of managing his own affairs, placed under the control or protection of a guardian or of a court
- guardianship, as of a minor or legally incompetent person
- an internal ridge or bar in a lock that prevents an incorrectly cut key from turning
- a corresponding groove cut in a key