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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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  • 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
n.

1550s, from guardian + -ship.

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