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Ward

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.

ward

See guardian.

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Directed by the company's Artistic Director Peter Mulloy, it tells the tale of a ward of court who may not marry her shepherd boyfriend.
She said Toni-Ann was made a ward of court last year and had been cared for by foster parents in the city until three weeks ago when she moved to London to live with an aunt.
Despite being a ward of court, Toni-Ann had been allowed to stay the weekend with her father who had known links to Yardie gangs in north London.
The parents of Kelly Fury, 16, have made her a ward of court to stop her seeing him again.
Sarah has been made a ward of court and ordered to return to the UK.
The little boy was made a ward of court last Friday, 24 hours after his parents took him from Southampton General Hospital.
JUDGE today attacked a bizarre trend in New Zealand for giving children strange names as he made a nine-year-old called Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii a ward of court.
The girl, whom a judge ruled must not be publicly identified,had been made a ward of court following allegations of abuse by Anthony John Witchell.
It emerged last night that ToniAnn had been made a ward of court in Birmingham in 2002 but had been allowed to stay the weekend with her father.
Katherine Penny has submitted an application with the British High Court to have her eight-month-old son, Carlos, made a ward of court.
The girl has now been made a ward of court under an existing High Court order, said a spokeswoman for the Lord Chancellor's Department.
Patricia, of Southsea, Hants, said the family feared returning after Ashya was made a ward of court by Portsmouth City Council.