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

 

wardship

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɔːdʃɪp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrdʃɪp//
 
[uncountable](law) Raising children
 
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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 See related entries: Raising children
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wardship