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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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Pursuant to its wardship jurisdiction, the English court found that returning the child to South Africa would best serve his interests.
After nearly two decades of organizing, forces for and against sovereignty were clearly drawn: the state of Hawai'i and its Bureau of Indian Affairs clone, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, supported continued wardship of our people under the tutelage of OHA; Ka Lahui Hawai'i, a native initiative for self-government, supported self-determination on a definable land base with Federal recognition of our nationhood.
Retaining English involvement by way of wardship enabled this child to remain subject to child protection procedures and will hopefully prevent her sinking beneath the radar of Spanish authorities.
But wardship is not, after all, a particular focus of the book, and the premise that wardship had grave consequences for Oxford is not substantiated.
Justice Walters approved Crown wardship without access for purposes of adoption.
He was set to spend his wardship in the house of Sir William Cecil in the Strand, she says, but within 30 years his wealth and power had been dissipated by the sale of his inherited estates.
79) In the case of a minor, an English court has power to order a sterilization in the exercise of its wardship jurisdiction: Re B.
Her chapter concerning the library of the London vowess Margery de Nerford (chapter two) also discusses the events surrounding de Nerford's wardship, forced marriage, ensuing divorce, and legal battles.
Soraya Walton and Paul Rowlands will go to the High Court in London on August 20 to find out whether their wardship of Seear and Hadia Ahmadi will be continued or revoked.
To point up the political dimension of the play's various moments in which exchanges occur, Wilson considers debates in the Parliament of 1610 over the terms of the Great Contract and the status of wardship among other prerogatives of the king--they shadow the play's depiction of Grace Wellborn's courtship by implying its nature as a deal involving a human commodity.
But how those interests would be interpreted in practice was up to three bodies: the guardianship and wardship agencies (organy opeki i popechitel'stva) that carried out the initial investigations of adopters and adopters and then made their recommendations; the soviets of workers' deputies that finalized adoptions; and, in custodial contests, the courts.
The six-month-old American twins they adopted - Belinda and Kimberley - have been taken into care and yesterday it was confirmed wardship proceedings had begun.