Definition of wardship in English:

wardship

noun

  • See ward

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Early in life he was placed under the wardship of a tutor in Marseilles.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

wardship

/ˈwɔːdʃɪp/