wardship

[wawrd-ship]

noun

guardianship; custody.
Law. the guardianship over a minor or ward.

Nearby words

  1. wardrobe,
  2. wardrobe malfunction,
  3. wardrobe mistress,
  4. wardrobe trunk,
  5. wardroom,
  6. ware,
  7. warehou,
  8. warehouse,
  9. warehouse receipt,
  10. warehouseman

Origin of wardship

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at ward, -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for wardship

wardship

noun

the state of being a ward
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