Definition of "guardianship"
  1. A legal responsibility designated by a court for a guardian to care for a minor child or an incapacitated adult; it may involve making personal decisions or managing the ward's assets, or both
How to use "guardianship" in a sentence
  1. After her parents' untimely demise, her aunt assumed guardianship of her.
  2. With his advanced age and declining health, the question of his son's guardianship is being discussed.
  3. Guardianship offers protection and decision-making authority for those who are unable to take care of themselves.

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