wardward 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
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