noun Date: 15th century 1. a. care and protection of a ward b. the right to the custody of an infant heir of a feudal tenant and of the heir's property 2. the state of being under a guardian

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  • wardship — In military tenures, the right of the lord to have custody, as guardian, of the body and lands of the infant heir, without any account of profits, until he was twenty one or she sixteen. In socage the guardian was accountable for profits; and he… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • wardship — ward ► NOUN 1) a room or division in a hospital for one or more patients. 2) an administrative division of a city or borough, represented by a councillor or councillors. 3) a child or young person under the care and control of a guardian… …   English terms dictionary

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  • wardship — /wawrd ship/, n. 1. guardianship; custody. 2. Law. the guardianship over a minor or ward. [1425 75; late ME; see WARD, SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

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