noun ward·ship \ˈwȯrd-ˌship\

Definition of wardship

  1. 1a :  care and protection of a wardb :  the right to the custody of an infant heir of a feudal tenant and of the heir's property

  2. 2 :  the state of being under a guardian

15th Century

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15th century

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