adoption, auspices, care, charge, control, custody, patronage, preservation, protection, protectorship, safekeeping, trust
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. William C. Burton. 2006
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. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
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.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.