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


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