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Definition of wardship noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wardship

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈwɔrdʃɪp//
 
[uncountable] (law)
 
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the fact of a child being cared for by a guardian (= a person who is not his or her parent) or of being protected by a court see also ward (3)
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