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[gahr-dee-uh n-ship] /ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp/
the position and responsibilities of a guardian, especially toward a ward.
care; responsibility; charge.
Origin of guardianship
1545-55; guardian + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for guardianship
  • It is irresponsible guardianship on the part of many parents to forcibly compel their children's views in line with their own.
  • Children will find those items available in other outlets outside school guardianship.
  • When the term of his second guardianship was expired, he was employed six years in preaching.
  • Such a statement might have made it more difficult for the parents to sue for guardianship to control the decision.
  • They are especially essential to the homeless, students shuffled from house to house due to lack of permanent guardianship.
  • guardianship suspends the rights and responsibilities of the birth parents.
Word Origin and History for guardianship

1550s, from guardian + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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