guardianship

Definitions of guardianship
  1. noun
    the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    synonyms: keeping, safekeeping
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    types:
    custody, hands
    (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
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    duty, obligation, responsibility
    the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
  2. noun
    attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    synonyms: care, charge, tutelage
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    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
    providence
    the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    slight care
    such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise
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    protection
    the activity of protecting someone or something
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