wardship

1 definition found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wardship \Ward"ship\, noun

1. The office of a ward or keeper; care and protection of a ward; guardianship; right of guardianship.

Wardship is incident to tenure in socage. --Blackstone.

2. The state of begin under a guardian; pupilage.

It was the wisest act . . . in my wardship. --B. Jonson.


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