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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.

References in classic literature ?
James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought.
Ward meditated and drummed on the surface of his desk.
Ward took a wallet from his inside coat pocket, drew out a greenback, and passed it to Dave, who noted as he pocketed it that it was for twenty dollars.
Furthermore, they will have learned for the thousandth time to have confidence in Ward Valley.
Ward Valley will jump so that it won't be feasible to buy after that."
"What we want," Letton took up the strain, pausing significantly to sip his mineral water, "what we want is to take large blocks of Ward Valley off the hands of the public.
His assistance was welcome, and Miss Ward allowed him to put on her skates.
One word, Miss!" This was to Miss Ward, who had skated into his neighborhood.
If, leaving this task, which might be compared to spurring a tired jade, or to hammering upon cold iron, Cedric fell back to his ward Rowena, he received little more satisfaction from conferring with her.
Miss Twinkleton, madam, I have had a most satisfactory conversation with my ward, and I will now release you from the incumbrance of my presence.'
I have been to my pretty ward's, and am now homeward bound again.'
As he noted the vicious, wolflike temper of his comrades he had a sweet thought that if the enemy was about to swallow the regimental broom as a large prisoner, it could at least have the consolation of going down with bristles for- ward.