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English definition of “ward”

ward

noun [C] (CHILD)    /wɔːd/ US  /wɔːrd/ specialized
a person, especially a child, who is legally put under the protection of a law court or a guardian: The girl was made a ward of court to stop her father taking her out of the country.Parents and children
(Definition of ward noun (CHILD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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