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A subdivision used in local governments in a number of countries. Wards are sometimes the constituencies for local, elected officials. They are often equivalent to a neighborhood or a portion of county.


See guardian.

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Ward was forty years of age, a successful business man, and very unhappy.
James Ward then concluded the performance by giving a song that always irresistibly rushed to his lips when he was engaged in fierce struggling or fighting.
After the satisfaction of his nights, a morning's sleep, and a breakfast of Lee Sing's, James Ward crossed the bay to San Francisco on a midday ferryboat and went to the club and on to his office, as normal and conventional a man of business as could be found in the city.
Thus it was that James Ward made a fresh and heroic effort to control the Teutonic barbarian that was half of him.
Ward, the San Francisco business man, but one, unnamed and unknown, a crude, rude savage creature who, by some freak of chance, lived again after thrice a thousand years.
His guests rushed to possess him and acclaim him, but James Ward, suddenly looking out of the eyes of the early Teuton, saw the fair frail Twentieth Century girl he loved, and felt something snap in his brain.
Ward is still at the head of the firm of Ward, Knowles
Ward has been chosen for the annual listing of leading U.
Bydd y gyfres Ward Plant yn dod a holl lawenydd a thristwch y ddwy ward i'r sgrin gan ganolbwyntio ar hanes y plant ac arbenigedd a gofal y staff.
Ward 3, Precincts A and B: Memorial Middle School, 615 Rollstone St.
The simple steps have resulted in 390 days free of hospital acquired pressure ulcers on Clwyd Ward, 230 on Ward 14, 110 days on Ward 2 and 104 on Evington Ward.
The orthopaedic wards were at Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, Stoney Stanton Road; Philip Ward for men, Elizabeth Ward for ladies, also Alexander Ward.