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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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Its lawyer Michael Lawther previously said: "The wardship order has been discharged.
PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY Law IN Singapore, supra note 91, 424-426 (describing English law background to Singapore law of wardship and judge's inherent powers to make rulings).
Instead, Curties focuses the reader's attention on aspects more congenial to his own social aspirations, especially Edward III's renowned patronage of the upper classes through the numerous knighthoods, protectorships and wardships he bestows in the course of the action.
Their relations with the ethnic groups in the hinterlands of these settlements were based upon kriason (37) or wardship, a practice whereby children were entrusted to and raised by Kriston in the towns, and above all by the gan or trading lineages in their midst.
18) With the wardship doctrine in mind, the court considered the extent to which a seaman may enter into a valid contract.
64) Less than a month later, the DoCS watchdog Community Services Commissioner, Roger West, called for the abandonment of state wardship.
Proclaimed in force October 30, 2009, Alberta's Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act repeals the province's thirty-year-old Dependent Adults Act, refitting the law respecting personal as well as property wardship.
110) Thus the Kanienkehaka were allies, not subjects of the Crown; they were the equals of other Loyalists, and thus should be accorded full political rights rather than the wardship that they were reduced to under the Indian Act.
The Holy City, having surrendered herself into the Christian wardship of her Anglo-Saxon inheritors, is now making a triumphant stand, in consequence of her redemption, for liberty and truth, for justice and humanity.
As Barbara Omolade argues, "The historical oppression of black women and men should have created social equality between them, but even after the end of slavery when the white patriarch receded, maleness and femaleness continued to be defined by patriarchal structures, with black men declaring wardship over black women" (15).
The Welfare Branch has long gone and wardship has been abolished.