Definition of wardship in US English:

wardship

noun

  • See ward

    • ‘Early in life he was placed under the wardship of a tutor in Marseilles.’
    • ‘While the rules permit summary judgment in cases of Crown wardship, this remedy that provides for the permanent removal of a child from parents should be used in only the clearest of cases.’
    • ‘Walter Manny's landed interests had little or no connection with those of one Edmund Benstead, of whose heir he was granted the wardship and marriage in 1337.’
    • ‘A supervision order, while less intrusive than Crown wardship would not adequately protect the children from either the father or the mother for reasons already discussed under issue No. 1.’
    • ‘Usually granted in connection with wardships, the king's rights over the marriage of his tenants-in-chief had longer term implications for Edward III's ‘new nobility.’’

Pronunciation

wardship

/ˈwɔrdˌʃɪp//ˈwôrdˌSHip/