guardianship


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  • noun

Synonyms for guardianship

the function of watching, guarding, or overseeing

Synonyms for guardianship

attention and management implying responsibility for safety

the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

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Quasimodo, left alone in that vast Notre-Dame, so besieged and tumultuous but a short time before, once more betook himself to the cell where the gypsy had slept for so many weeks under his guardianship.
It was cruel to put me under the guardianship of people who know nothing about things.
But I have lived under the guardianship of another friendship, monsieur, as precious and as strong as that of which you speak, since it is yours.
Katharine felt this beneath the roughness of his manner; and a world entrusted to the guardianship of Mary Datchet and Mr.
Another source of income to Maria were her cows, two of them, which she milked night and morning and which gained a surreptitious livelihood from vacant lots and the grass that grew on either side the public side walks, attended always by one or more of her ragged boys, whose watchful guardianship consisted chiefly in keeping their eyes out for the poundmen.
In acknowledgment of fealty, he proceeded to take upon himself the guardianship of his master's property.
When all else had failed to shake his resolution, they had applied lawyers to him, with the threat of getting out guardianship papers and of confining him in the state asylum for the insane--which was reasonable for a man who had, a quarter of a century before, speculated away all but ten meagre acres of a California principality, and who had displayed no better business acumen ever since.
The same pious care which enriched the abbey of St Mary, and left us, orphans, to its holy guardianship, directed that no constraint should be imposed upon our inclinations, but that we should be free to live according to our choice.
The four orphans for whom the old woman's affection represented all human guardianship had come to an end of their prunes.
You should see him where he has some great opportunity of acting dishonestly, as in the guardianship of an orphan.
The plate and the more valuable pictures found a safer home in London, but the bulk of the things went country-ways, and were entrusted to the guardianship of Miss Avery.
Faithful to his plan of economy, the Captain dressed himself in his oldest and shabbiest uniform and epaulets, leaving the newest behind, under his wife's (or it might be his widow's) guardianship.
The marshal of the province in whose hands the law had placed the control of so many important public functions--the guardianship of wards (the very department which was giving Levin so much trouble just now), the disposal of large sums subscribed by the nobility of the province, the high schools, female, male, and military, and popular instruction on the new model, and finally, the district council--the marshal of the province, Snetkov, was a nobleman of the old school,--dissipating an immense fortune, a good-hearted man, honest after his own fashion, but utterly without any comprehension of the needs of modern days.
During the whole term of this recess from the guardianship of the Bank, Mrs.
Perhaps these were reasons for the old gentleman's giving his assent; but, whether they were or no, he told Oliver he might go, and placed him under the joint guardianship of Charley Bates, and his friend the Dodger.