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guardianship

[gahr-dee-uh n-ship] /ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the position and responsibilities of a guardian, especially toward a ward.
2.
care; responsibility; charge.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; guardian + -ship
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