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WARD Definition & Legal Meaning

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1. Guarding; care; charge; as, the ward of a castle; so in the phrase “watch and ward.” 2. A division in the city of London committed to the special ward (guardianship) of an alderman. 3. A territorial division is adopted in most American cities by which the municipality is separated into a number of precincts or districts called “wards” for purposes of police, sanitary regulations, prevention of fires, elections, etc. 4. A corridor, room, or other division of a prison, hospital, or asylum. 5. An infant placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian. The person over whom or over whose prop WARD 1218 WARRANDICE N 0 R U erty a guardian is appointed is called his “ward.” Civ. Code Cal.


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