guardianship

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

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 guardianship — noun see guardian …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 guardianship — Synonyms and related words: administration, auspices, captainship, care, chairmanship, charge, cold storage, conservation, convenership, cure, custodianship, custody, dead storage, dictatorship, directorate, directorship, dry storage, eagle eye,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 guardianship — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing: care, charge, custody, keeping, superintendence, supervision, trust. See CARE FOR …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 guardianship — guard|i|an|ship [ˈga:diənʃıp US ˈga:r ] n [U] law the position of being legally responsible for someone else s child …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 guardianship — guard|i|an|ship [ gardiən,ʃıp ] noun uncount the position of being legally responsible for someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 guardianship — noun (U) law the position of being legally responsible for someone else s child, or the period during which you have this position …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 guardianship — guard·i·an·ship …

    English syllables

  • 18 guardianship — UK [ˈɡɑː(r)dɪənʃɪp] / US [ˈɡɑrdɪənˌʃɪp] noun [uncountable] the position of being legally responsible for someone …

    English dictionary

  • 19 guardianship — The office of a guardian; the functions and duties pertaining to the office of a guardian. A trust relation of the most sacred character, in which one person, called a guardian, acts for another, called the ward, whom the law regards as incapa… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 guardianship — noun 1. attention and management implying responsibility for safety he is in the care of a bodyguard • Syn: ↑care, ↑charge, ↑tutelage • Derivationally related forms: ↑guardian, ↑tutor ( …

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