Guardianship - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡɑːrdiənʃɪp|  American pronunciation of the word guardianship
Brit.  |ˈɡɑːdɪənʃɪp|  British pronunciation of the word guardianship

noun

- attention and management implying responsibility for safety (syn: care, charge, tutelage)
- the responsibility of a guardian or keeper (syn: keeping, safekeeping)

Examples

After the death of her parents, her uncle was appointed as her legal guardian.

...the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody...

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