wardship

[ wawrd-ship ]
/ ˈwɔrd ʃɪp /

noun

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

Origin of wardship

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

/ (ˈwɔːdʃɪp) /

noun

the state of being a ward
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