guardianship


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guard·i·an

 (gär′dē-ən)
n.
1. One that guards, watches over, or protects.
2. Law
a. One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or minor.
3. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.

[Middle English gardein, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French gardien, from alteration of gardenc, from garder, to guard; see guard.]

guard′i·an·ship′ n.

guard•i•an•ship

(ˈgɑr di ənˌʃɪp)

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.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guardianship - attention and management implying responsibility for safetyguardianship - attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
due care, ordinary care, reasonable care - the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty
foster care - supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
great care - more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons; "the pilot exercised great care in landing"
providence - the guardianship and control exercised by a deity; "divine providence"
slight care - such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
2.guardianship - the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
hands, custody - (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

guardianship

noun
The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing:
Translations
وِصايَه، حِراسَه
ochranaporučnictví
formynderskabværgemål
umsjón; staîa forráîamanns
koruyuculukvasilik

guardianship

[ˈgɑːdɪənʃɪp] Ntutela f, custodia f
she was placed under her mother's guardianshipquedó sometida a la tutela de su madre

guardianship

[ˈgɑːrdiənʃɪp] ntutelle fguard of honour ngarde f d'honneur

guardianship

nWachen nt (→ of über +acc); (Jur) → Vormundschaft f (→ of über +acc)

guardian

(ˈgaːdiən) noun
1. a person who has the legal right to take care of a child (usually an orphan). He became the child's guardian when her parents died.
2. a person who looks after something. the guardian of the castle.
ˈguardianship noun
the state or duty of being a guardian.
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In peace, from their want of confidence in each other, they will entrust the guardianship of the state to mercenaries and their general, who will be an arbiter between them, and sometimes become master of both, which happened at Larissa, when Simos and the Aleuadae had the chief power.
It had no park, but the pleasure-grounds were tolerably extensive; and like every other place of the same degree of importance, it had its open shrubbery, and closer wood walk, a road of smooth gravel winding round a plantation, led to the front, the lawn was dotted over with timber, the house itself was under the guardianship of the fir, the mountain-ash, and the acacia, and a thick screen of them altogether, interspersed with tall Lombardy poplars, shut out the offices.
Joseph mumbled indistinctly in the depths of the cellar, but gave no intimation of ascending; so his master dived down to him, leaving me VIS-A-VIS the ruffianly bitch and a pair of grim shaggy sheep-dogs, who shared with her a jealous guardianship over all my movements.
Who is likely to make suitable provisions for the public defense, as that body to which the guardianship of the public safety is confided; which, as the centre of information, will best understand the extent and urgency of the dangers that threaten; as the representative of the WHOLE, will feel itself most deeply interested in the preservation of every part; which, from the responsibility implied in the duty assigned to it, will be most sensibly impressed with the necessity of proper exertions; and which, by the extension of its authority throughout the States, can alone establish uniformity and concert in the plans and measures by which the common safety is to be secured?
I am joined with him in the guardianship of Miss Darcy.
The marshal of the province in whose hands the law had placed the control of so many important public functions--the guardianship of wards (the very department which was giving Levin so much trouble just now), the disposal of large sums subscribed by the nobility of the province, the high schools, female, male, and military, and popular instruction on the new model, and finally, the district council--the marshal of the province, Snetkov, was a nobleman of the old school,--dissipating an immense fortune, a good-hearted man, honest after his own fashion, but utterly without any comprehension of the needs of modern days.
During the whole term of this recess from the guardianship of the Bank, Mrs.
Perhaps these were reasons for the old gentleman's giving his assent; but, whether they were or no, he told Oliver he might go, and placed him under the joint guardianship of Charley Bates, and his friend the Dodger.
If the child, on the other hand, were really capable of moral and religious growth, and possessed the elements of ultimate salvation, then, surely, it would enjoy all the fairer prospect of these advantages by being transferred to wiser and better guardianship than Hester Prynne's.
The prisoner did not wish to lose time; and she resolved to make that very evening some attempts to ascertain the nature of the ground she had to work upon, by studying the characters of the men to whose guardianship she was committed.
Though the prospect," says he, "of once more tasting the blessings of peaceful society, and passing days and nights under the calm guardianship of the laws, was not without its attractions; yet to those of us whose whole lives had been spent in the stirring excitement and perpetual watchfulness of adventures in the wilderness, the change was far from promising an increase of that contentment and inward satisfaction most conducive to happiness.
It provides that he shall exercise the full authority of Warden, and shall have the disposal of the annual revenue attached to the office, until my return, or, failing that, until Bruno comes of age: and that he shall then hand over, to myself or to Bruno as the case may be, the Wardenship, the unspent revenue, and the contents of the Treasury, which are to be preserved, intact, under his guardianship.

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