wardenry

wardenry

[wawr-dn-ree]
noun, plural wardenries.
the office, jurisdiction, or district of a warden.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see warden, -ry

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warden1 (ˈwɔːdən)
 
n
1.  a person who has the charge or care of something, esp a building, or someone
2.  any of various public officials, esp one responsible for the enforcement of certain regulations
3.  a person employed to patrol a national park or safari park
4.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) the chief officer in charge of a prison
5.  (Brit) the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges
6.  See churchwarden
 
[C13: from Old Northern French wardein, from warder to guard, of Germanic origin; see guard]
 
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