Definition of wardenship in English:



  • See warden

    • ‘William Brooke died in March 1597, and Henry finally succeeded to the wardenship in September.’
    • ‘Following Dacre's death in 1563, Elizabeth alternated the wardenships between lesser nobles like Lords Scrope and Eure or southerners like the earl of Bedford or Lord Hunsdon.’
    • ‘When the court moved to Oxford the king presented him with the wardenship of Merton College.’
    • ‘Gaunt's appointment led to a breach, from which Northumberland emerged as sole warden in both marches in 1384, after which either he or his son usually held one of the wardenships.’