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Synonyms for ward

Synonyms for ward

a person who relies on another for support

the state of being detained by legal authority

a person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example

to keep safe from danger, attack, or harm

to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

ward off: to turn or drive away

Synonyms for ward

a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another

a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

block forming a division of a hospital (or a suite of rooms) shared by patients who need a similar kind of care

English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)

English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)

United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)

a division of a prison (usually consisting of several cells)

watch over or shield from danger or harm

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Farid Ahmadi and his wife, Feriba, tried taking refuge in a mosque, having their two children made wards of court and even claiming mental instability in a bid to stay here.
Paul Rowlands, who, with his partner Soraya Walton, had tried to make the Ahmadi children wards of court, said campaigners would continue their battle in Germany.
Home Office Ministers won a legal fight to keep the children - aged just six and four - under lock and key at the Harmondsworth detention centre, near Heathrow, despite the fact that the two youngsters had been made wards of court following an earlier hearing.
After the family launched an 11th hour application to the High Court, Mr Justice Bennett ruled that the children as wards of court must be released.
THE children of an Afghan couple facing deportation were yesterday made wards of court, their supporters said.
But social workers took the babies into custody soon after and they are now wards of court.
6billion on behalf of children and wards of court who are not deemed legally responsible enough to look after their own money and/or awards the courts may give them.
Both boys were the subject of child protection plans and both were wards of court, lawyers said.
Mia and Aden were made wards of court after their mother breached an Australian legal order allowing their Queensland-based father Damien Burdell to have access to them.
They have been made British wards of court, but the order cannot be enforced because the Palestinian authorities do not recognise the relevant law.
An Afghan couple appeared to have won a reprieve from deportation today after their children were made wards of court.