guardianship
noun see guardian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • guardianship — I noun adoption, auspices, care, charge, control, custody, patronage, preservation, protection, protectorship, safekeeping, trust II index administration, adoption (affiliation), auspices, bo …   Law dictionary

  • Guardianship — Guard i*an*ship, n. The office, duty, or care, of a guardian; protection; care; watch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guardianship — 1550s, from GUARDIAN (Cf. guardian) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

  • guardianship — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)diənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss Guardianship is the position of being a guardian. ...depriving mothers of the guardianship of their children …   English dictionary

  • guardianship — noun The office or position of one acting as a guardian or conservator, especially in a legal capacity. Forbidden to you are your mothers and your daughters and your sisters and your paternal aunts and your maternal aunts and brothers daughters… …   Wiktionary

  • guardianship — guard•i•an•ship [[t]ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp[/t]] n. 1) the position and responsibilities of a guardian, esp. toward a ward 2) care; responsibility; charge: a museum that is under the guardianship of trustees[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • guardianship — The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. A legal arrangement under which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another (the ward) and his or her property. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardianship — The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. A legal arrangement under which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another (the ward) and his or her property. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardianship — guardian ► NOUN 1) a defender, protector, or keeper. 2) a person legally responsible for someone unable to manage their own affairs, especially a child whose parents have died. DERIVATIVES guardianship noun. ORIGIN Old French garden …   English terms dictionary

  • guardianship — /gahr dee euhn ship /, n. 1. the position and responsibilities of a guardian, esp. toward a ward. 2. care; responsibility; charge. [1545 55; GUARDIAN + SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

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