Definition of guardianship noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guardianship

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɑːdiənʃɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːrdiənʃɪp//
 
[uncountable](formal or law)
 
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the state or position of being responsible for somebody/something to grant somebody guardianship of the children The land is under the guardianship of the people who use it.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: guardianship