Fosterage Fos"ter*age (?; 48), n. The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Fosterage — Fosterage, the practice of a family bringing up a child not their own, differs from adoption in that the child s genetic parents, not the foster parents, remain the acknowledged parents. In many modern western societies foster care can be… …   Wikipedia

  • fosterage — [fɔstɛʀaʒ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1939; mot angl. « coutume ancienne des nobles écossais et irlandais de faire élever leurs enfants dans un autre foyer », de foster « nurse », anc. germ. fôstro, même rac. que food « nourriture ». ❖ ♦ Anthrop. Coutume qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fosterage — index adoption (affiliation), auspices, favor (sanction), guidance, help Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • Fosterage —   [ fɔstərɪdʒ; englisch »Aufziehen«, »Pflege«] die, , die aus vielen naturvolklichen und historischen Gesellschaften bekannte Sitte, Kinder zur Erziehung, zum Sprachenlernen, zur Festigung politischer Allianzen u. a. in andere Familien zu geben… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fosterage — [fôs′tər ij΄] n. 1. the rearing of a foster child 2. the state of being a foster child 3. a promoting, stimulating, or encouraging …   English World dictionary

  • Fosterage — Le Fosterage est une pratique sociale consistant à confier durablement un enfant à un membre de la parentèle pour son éducation. Cette pratique est distincte de l adoption, en ce qu elle ne remet pas en cause les liens génétiques reconnus avec… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • fosterage — /faw steuhr ij, fos teuhr /, n. 1. the act of fostering or rearing another s child as one s own. 2. the condition of being a foster child. 3. an act of promoting or encouraging: The board will undertake the fosterage of our new project. [1605 15; …   Universalium

  • Fosterage — Fos|te|rage [ fɔstəridʒ] die; <aus gleichbed. engl. fosterage zu to foster »pflegen, aufziehen«> die aus vielen historischen Gesellschaften bekannte Sitte, Kinder zur Erziehung, zum Sprachenlernen, zur Festigung politischer Beziehungen u. a …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • fosterage — foster ► VERB 1) promote the development of. 2) bring up (a child that is not one s own by birth). 3) Brit. assign (a child) to be fostered. DERIVATIVES fosterage noun fosterer noun. ORIGIN Old English, «feed, nourish»; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • fosterage — noun Date: 1614 1. the act of fostering 2. a custom once prevalent in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland of entrusting one s child to foster parents to be brought up …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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