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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.
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For Menuge, wardship is about patriarchy as well as patrimony, and the book investigates the textual representation of the tensions that exist between a patriarchal feudal society and the family unit after the death of the patriarch.
In order to facilitate this process in the name of nation-building, the existing population of the great Northwest -- the vast clans of Aboriginal peoples for whom family and kinship were the central organizing principle of all life -- had to be transferred to reserves under the wardship of the paternal state.
The status of wardship could be revoked in the case of individuals whom the authorities deemed capable of managing their own affairs.
101) Cotton left the baby at the hospital, as agreed, and the father initiated wardship proceedings requesting that he and his wife be granted custody of the child.
The doctrine evolved however into the ability of the state to assume wardship over a minor child.
Efforts to control "stubborn" children may be traced at least to the medieval doctrine of parens patriae, which established the legal right of the state to assume wardship over youth who lacked adequate parental supervision or were otherwise deemed to be in need of authoritative control.
In most Non-convention cases, the British courts acquire jurisdiction over an abducted child through wardship proceedings.
without establishing any permanent racially defined institutions, rights, privileges, or obligations, without creating a reservation system or lengthy wardship or trusteeship, and without adding to the categories of property and institutions enjoying special tax privileges.
Nine months later, the High Court still has not heard them or their medical experts, yet the wardship continues in case the child needs an unprecedented fourth injection.
This story-line is further limiting in that it offers only one possible resolution: state wardship or U.
Because of this long record of abuse, and because nationhood means self-determination and not wardship, Hawaiians are organizing and lobbying for return of the "trust" lands to the Hawaiian people.
But before we speak of wardship,'the King went on, "it will be necessary for you to interview a gentleman now waiting in the small retiring chamber to your right.