fosterage

noun
fos·​ter·​age | \ˈfȯ-stə-rij, ˈfä-\

Definition of fosterage 

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

First Known Use of fosterage

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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