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Definition 1: the responsibility of a guardian or keeper - [noun denoting act]

Samples where guardianship or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he left his car in my keeping

Synonyms for guardianship in the sense of this definition

(guardianship is a kind of ...) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

"we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

(... is a kind of guardianship ) (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child

"my fate is in your hands" "too much power in the president's hands" "your guests are now in my custody" "the mother was awarded custody of the children"

Definition 2: attention and management implying responsibility for safety - [noun denoting act]

Samples where guardianship or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is in the care of a bodyguard

Synonyms for guardianship in the sense of this definition

(guardianship is a kind of ...) the activity of protecting someone or something

"the witnesses demanded police protection"

(... is a kind of guardianship ) the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty

(... is a kind of guardianship ) supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home

(... is a kind of guardianship ) more attention and consideration than is normally bestowed by prudent persons

"the pilot exercised great care in landing"

(... is a kind of guardianship ) the guardianship and control exercised by a deity

"divine providence"

(... is a kind of guardianship ) such care as a careless or inattentive person would exercise

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