ward

(redirected from wardship)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to wardship: Wards of court

ward

 [word]
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

Ward

(wōrd),
Owen C., 20th-century pediatrician. See: Romano-Ward syndrome.

Ward

(wōrd),
Frederick O., British osteologist, 1818-1877. See: Ward triangle.

ward

(wōrd),
A large room or other area in a medical facility where patients experiencing similar medical conditions or receiving similar treatment are housed.
See also: unit.
[A.S. weard]

ward

(word)
1. a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2. a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition.

ward

(wôrd)
n.
1. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
2. A division in a hospital for the care of a particular group of patients.

ward

[wôrd]
Etymology: AS, weard, guard
1 a large room in a hospital for the accommodation of several patients.
2 a division within a hospital for the care of numerous patients having the same condition, e.g., a maternity ward.

ward

A hospital unit which, as defined in the UK, consists of a group of inpatient beds in one or more rooms with associated treatment facilities, which is managed by a senior nurse; alternatively, one room may be divided into more than one ward.

ward

Unit Hospital care A unit of in patient beds–usually from 10-40 designated for a particular type of service or care–eg, pediatric ward, OB ward–aka labor & delivery, CCU–coronary care unit, ICU–intensive care unit, oncology unit

ward

(wōrd)
A large room or hall in a hospital containing a number of beds.
See also: unit
[A.S. weard]

ward,

n a person, especially a minor, placed by authority of law under the care of a guardian.
References in periodicals archive ?
The court then rejected the argument that the contracts were contrary to the public policy, specifically the policy surrounding the wardship doctrine.
This is as a result of our caring welfare state and caring Mr Brown by providing nursery places for two-year-old children - a cockeyed idea when his government is extracting pounds 4,825 as a court fee for issuing wardship proceedings.
54) Of the petitions filed, wardship was declared in 22 cases of children younger than ten years of age; 26 cases of children ten years of age; 157 cases of children eleven years of age; 732 cases of children twelve years of age; 2864 cases of children thirteen years of age; and 6956 cases of children fourteen years of age.
Alice de Rouclif, on the other hand, was of gentle birth--albeit what modern scholars term 'mere' or 'parish' gentry--and was legally a minor, too young to administer her lands in her own right and so subject to wardship by a guardian.
Estates of underage heirs might be assigned to a trustee in wardship until the heir became of age.
Justice Rosalie Abella, writing for the court states, "When a child is placed in the temporary care of the Children's Aid Society, or if Crown wardship is ordered, the Child and Family Services Act creates an inherently adversarial relationship between parents and the state.
A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry said that Al Majid and other convicts have been already transferred to the Iraqi authorities in Baghdad and the American and British wardship had ended in a gesture showing the start of the execution process which is awaiting the cort and Al Maliki's approval.
In Canada, this struggle was thwarted by policies of wardship and assimilation.
Birmingham-based Anthony Collins Solicitors said that during the wardship proceedings it had been recommended by a consultant psychiatrist that Miss Thomas was in urgent need of therapeutic treatment to address these issues.
On May 26, 1567, William Denton's widow, Margery, was granted wardship of their son and heir, Anthony Denton, with an annuity from the estate, until Anthony Denton received license to enter into his inheritance on April 29, 1583.
government as a sovereign nation, entitled to self-determination; that there be an end to their wardship under the U.
51) In order to care for the child, the CAS has to apply for a temporary or society wardship that is valid for twelve months.