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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.
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Moreover, even those with larger estates had a vested interest in ensuring that the properties in wardship in their spheres of influence were firmly under their control, both for their own peace of mind and that of the members of their affinities.
In the ensuing century, citizenship co-existed with wardship for Indians; with Jim Crow laws and denial of the vote for blacks; and with gross inequities in domestic and work settings for women.
While the appeal court in AM v Valoris appeared to assume that a custody order in favour of a foster mother could not be made before Crown wardship (now an extended society care order), (127) in Family and Children's Services of Guelph v CM, O'Dea J granted a foster parent custody in such circumstances under paragraph 65(1)(d) (now paragraph 114(d)).
obligations, without creating a reservation system or lengthy wardship
Courtney compares Morris's dream vision with two historical novels, Charlotte Yonge's The Wardship of Steepcombe (1896) and Mary Bramston's The Banner of St.
revoked all existing Alaska reservations 'set aside by legislation or by Executive or Secretarial Order for Native Use,' save one." (66) The Court continued, "In no clearer fashion could Congress have departed from its traditional practice of setting aside Indian lands." (67) The Court declined to find that the "federal superintendence" prong was met, stating: "Equally clearly, ANCSA ended federal superintendence over the Tribe's lands" by revoking the reservations and by stating that "ANCSA's settlement provisions were intended to avoid a 'lengthy wardship or trusteeship.'" (68)
Nimitz in August 1991, and its extraterrestrial team was absorbed to wardship," clarified the high-ranking representative, that for my component spoke with 4 aliens in a secret Maryland compound in 1993.
Owens examines Spenser's Legend of Justice in book 5 of The Faerie Queene as a vision of ethical wardship. These essays reveal in early modern literature not only a sincere desire to promote judgment and discretion as educational priorities but also an acknowledgement of the social contingencies, especially status and economics, that curtail the realization of legal-pedagogical idea(l)s.
(87) As seen in Re B (A Minor) (Wardship: Medical Treatment) [1981]
(54) Areas of Latin America that were colonised by the Spanish, who relied on doctrines of conquest for territory acquisition, endured policies of 'wardship and assimilation', (55) and ultimately have 'focused on the need for cultural, if not physical or territorial, distinction'.
Bunker illustrates how Bertram's agency is limited by wardship laws, which produce tension between a spirit of parental protection and a practice of exploiting wards' property and marriages for the crown's material gain.