guardianship
I noun adoption, auspices, care, charge, control, custody, patronage, preservation, protection, protectorship, safekeeping, trust II index administration, adoption (affiliation), auspices, bondage, charge (custody), control (supervision), custody (supervision), detention, patronage (support), preservation, protection, restraint, safekeeping, trust (custody), ward

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


guardianship
A legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and a ward—either a minor child or an incapacitated adult (although the latter relationship is more commonly called a conservatorship). The guardian has a legal right and duty to care for the ward. This may involve making personal decisions on the ward's behalf, managing the ward's property, or both.
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


guardianship
Legal right given to a person to be responsible for the food, housing, health care, and other necessities of a person deemed incapable of providing these necessities for himself or herself.

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  • Guardianship — Guard i*an*ship, n. The office, duty, or care, of a guardian; protection; care; watch. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guardianship — 1550s, from GUARDIAN (Cf. guardian) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

  • guardianship — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)diənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss Guardianship is the position of being a guardian. ...depriving mothers of the guardianship of their children …   English dictionary

  • guardianship — noun The office or position of one acting as a guardian or conservator, especially in a legal capacity. Forbidden to you are your mothers and your daughters and your sisters and your paternal aunts and your maternal aunts and brothers daughters… …   Wiktionary

  • guardianship — guard•i•an•ship [[t]ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp[/t]] n. 1) the position and responsibilities of a guardian, esp. toward a ward 2) care; responsibility; charge: a museum that is under the guardianship of trustees[/ex] • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • guardianship — The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. A legal arrangement under which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another (the ward) and his or her property. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardianship — The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. A legal arrangement under which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another (the ward) and his or her property. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • guardianship — guardian ► NOUN 1) a defender, protector, or keeper. 2) a person legally responsible for someone unable to manage their own affairs, especially a child whose parents have died. DERIVATIVES guardianship noun. ORIGIN Old French garden …   English terms dictionary

  • guardianship — noun see guardian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guardianship — /gahr dee euhn ship /, n. 1. the position and responsibilities of a guardian, esp. toward a ward. 2. care; responsibility; charge. [1545 55; GUARDIAN + SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

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