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English definition of “guardianship”


noun [U]     /ˈɡɑː.di.ən.ʃɪp/ US  /ˈɡɑːr-/
the state or duty of being a guardianParents and children
(Definition of guardianship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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