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 for guardianship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guardianship \Guard"i*an*ship\, n.
     The office, duty, or care, of a guardian; protection; care;
     watch.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  guardianship
      n 1: attention and management implying responsibility for
           safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care,
           charge, tutelage, guardianship]
      2: the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car
         in my keeping" [syn: guardianship, keeping,
         safekeeping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "guardianship":
     administration, auspices, captainship, care, chairmanship, charge,
     cold storage, conservation, convenership, cure, custodianship,
     custody, dead storage, dictatorship, directorate, directorship,
     dry storage, eagle eye, foremanship, generalship, governance,
     government, governorship, guard, guardedness, guidance, handling,
     hands, headship, intendancy, invigilation, jurisdiction, keeping,
     leadership, lookout, management, managership, mastership,
     means of dealing, ministry, monitoring, observance, overseership,
     oversight, pastorage, pastorate, pastorship, patronage, peeled eye,
     preservation, presidency, proctoring, proctorship, protectorship,
     prudence, qui vive, safe hands, safekeeping, sharp eye, shelf-room,
     sovereignty, stewardship, storage, storage space, stowage,
     superintendence, superintendency, supervisorship, surveillance,
     treatment, trust, tutelage, usage, vigil, vigilance, ward,
     wardenship, wardship, warehousing, wariness, watch, watch and ward,
     watchful eye, watchfulness, watching, weather eye, wing
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GUARDIANSHIP, persons. The power or protective authority given by law, and 
  imposed on an individual who is free and in the enjoyment of his rights, 
  over one whose weakness on account of his age, renders him unable to protect 
  himself. Vide Tutor. 
  
  

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