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ward wȯrd ( n )

1 :a division of a city for representative, electoral, or administrative purposes

2 a :a person who by reason of incapacity (as minority or incompetency) is under the control of a guardian

b :a person who by reason of incapacity is under the protection of a court either directly or through a guardian appointed by the court called also ward of the court compare interdict

wardship ( n )

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