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GUARDIANSHIP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does guardianship mean? 

GUARDIANSHIP (noun)
  The noun GUARDIANSHIP has 2 senses:

1. attention and management implying responsibility for safety
2. the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

  Familiarity information: GUARDIANSHIP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUARDIANSHIP (noun)


Sense 1guardianship [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

guardianship; tutelage; care; charge

Context example:

he is in the care of a bodyguard

Hypernyms ("guardianship" is a kind of...):

protection (the activity of protecting someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guardianship"):

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)


Sense 2guardianship [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The responsibility of a guardian or keeper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

safekeeping; guardianship; keeping

Context example:

he left his car in my keeping

Hypernyms ("guardianship" is a kind of...):

duty; obligation; responsibility (the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guardianship"):

custody; hands ((with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child)


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