guardianship

guardianship
The office, duty, or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. A legal arrangement under which one person (a guardian) has the legal right and duty to care for another (the ward) and his or her property. A guardianship is established because of the ward's inability to legally act on his or her own behalf [e.g., because of minority (he or she is not of age) or mental or physical incapacity].

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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