guardian-ship

guardianship

[gahr-dee-uhn-ship]
noun
1.
the position and responsibilities of a guardian, especially toward a ward.
2.
care; responsibility; charge.

Origin:
1545–55; guardian + -ship

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guardianship

noun
1. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care
2. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping" 
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