guardianship

Definitions of guardianship
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n the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

Synonyms:
keeping, safekeeping
Types:
custody, hands
(with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
Type of:
duty, obligation, responsibility
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

n attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Synonyms:
care, charge, tutelage
Types:
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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
Type of:
protection
the activity of protecting someone or something

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