fosterage

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noun fos·ter·age \ˈfȯ-stə-rij, ˈfä-\

Definition of fosterage

  1. 1 :  the act of fostering

  2. 2 :  a custom once prevalent in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland of entrusting one's child to foster parents to be brought up

1614

First Known Use of fosterage

1614


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