Definition of wardship in English:

wardship

Pronunciation /ˈwôrdˌSHip/ /ˈwɔrdˌʃɪp/

noun

See ward

‘A supervision order, while less intrusive than Crown wardship would not adequately protect the children from either the father or the mother for reasons already discussed under issue No. 1.’
  • ‘Usually granted in connection with wardships, the king's rights over the marriage of his tenants-in-chief had longer term implications for Edward III's ‘new nobility.’’
  • ‘Early in life he was placed under the wardship of a tutor in Marseilles.’
  • ‘Walter Manny's landed interests had little or no connection with those of one Edmund Benstead, of whose heir he was granted the wardship and marriage in 1337.’
  • ‘While the rules permit summary judgment in cases of Crown wardship, this remedy that provides for the permanent removal of a child from parents should be used in only the clearest of cases.’