guardianship guardianship  /ˈɡɑr di ən ʃɪp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) attention and management implying responsibility for safety
  2. (n) the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

Usage(s):

  1. A guardianship hearing set for July 13 in Los Angeles was postponed until July 20.
  2. Katherine Jackson, the singer's mother, has temporary guardianship of her son's three children.
  3. Even the staunchest Beatles fans have accorded her grudging respect for her fierce guardianship of Lennon's memory.

News

  1. Guardianship awarded in Belcher case

    A Kansas City judge awarded guardianship of Zoey Belcher to the cousin of the infant’s late mother. Last December, Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend, Kasandra M. Perkins and then later shot himself. The baby was three months old at the time. Belcher’s mother also tried to get guardianship of the baby, but the judge gave the baby to Perkins’ cousin, Sophie Perkins, who ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Man seeks custody of child he fathered with 14-year-old Missouri girl

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A southern Missouri couple is concerned that a former soldier will be granted visitation or custody of a child he conceived with their then-14-year-old daughter. A judge scheduled a hearing Tuesday in the guardianship and adoption case filed by the Pulaski County couple regarding their grandson. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the girl’s parents also are seeking to ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KMOV St. Louis

  3. Denise Richards Has Been Raising Brooke Mueller’s Twins Since Last Summer

    Denise Richards has been raising Brooke Mueller ‘s twins for nearly a year, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. Denise now has legal temporary guardianship of Bob and Max, 4, whose father… READ ON
    on June 17, 2013     Source: RadarOnline.com

Quotes

  1. The US government will "do all we can to expedite the travel of children who were in the line for adoption who have a legal permanent home, guardianship, waiting for them," Clinton told reporters.
    on Jan 20, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AsiaOne

  2. "The democracy talks, and everybody hears," Zardari said in a televised address Saturday evening. "And to those who would say the People's Party or the presidency would be controversial under our guardianship and under our stewardship, I...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: CNN International

  3. "The call for deployment of international forces in Darfur is part of a comprehensive conspiracy for confiscating the country's sovereignty and imposing guardianship on the Sudanese people," al-Bashir said.
    on Sep 3, 2006 By: Omar al-Bashir Source: International Herald Tribune

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