- the office of a guardian; guardianship; custody, as of a minor
- the condition of being a ward, or in the care of a guardian
- The state of being in the charge of a guardian.
- Custody; guardianship.
(usually uncountable, plural wardships)
- (chiefly law) The state of being a ward of someone
ward +"Ž -ship
wardship - Legal Definition
- The position of guardian usually, but not necessarily, over a minor.
- The situation or condition of being a ward.