wardship


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wardship \Ward"ship\, n.
   1. The office of a ward or keeper; care and protection of a
      ward; guardianship; right of guardianship.
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            Wardship is incident to tenure in socage.
                                                  --Blackstone.
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   2. The state of begin under a guardian; pupilage.
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            It was the wisest act . . . in my wardship. --B.
                                                  Jonson.
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