ward of the court

Definition of "ward of the court"
  1. A minor under the care and control of the juvenile court instead of his or her parents
How to use "ward of the court" in a sentence
  1. Despite his mother's plea, the judge decided to make the troublemaker a ward of the court.
  2. The child became a ward of the court after her parents were found unfit to care for her.
  3. Being a ward of the court, he was provided with a court-appointed guardian.

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