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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrd-ship]
    • /ˈwɔrd ʃɪp/
    • /ˈwɔːdʃɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrd-ship]
    • /ˈwɔrd ʃɪp/

Definitions of wardship word

  • noun wardship guardianship; custody. 1
  • noun wardship Law. the guardianship over a minor or ward. 1
  • noun wardship (chiefly, legal) The state of being a ward of someone. 1
  • noun wardship the state of being a ward 0
  • noun wardship the office of a guardian; guardianship; custody, as of a minor 0
  • noun wardship the condition of being a ward, or in the care of a guardian 0

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Origin of wardship

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at ward, -ship

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Parts of speech for Wardship


wardship popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

wardship usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wardship

noun wardship

  • control — Control of an organization, place, or system is the power to make all the important decisions about the way that it is run.
  • management — the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control.
  • protection — the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm.
  • supervision — the act or function of supervising; superintendence.
  • trust — reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.

Antonyms for wardship

noun wardship

  • carelessness — not paying enough attention to what one does: a careless typist.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • inattention — lack of attention; negligence.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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