Definitions for wardenship

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

war•denˈwɔr dn(n.)

  1. a person charged with the care and custody of something; keeper.

    Category: Government

  2. the chief administrative officer in charge of a prison.

    Category: Government

  3. any of various public officials charged with superintendence or with enforcement of regulations, as a fire warden or game warden.

    Category: Government

  4. (in Connecticut) the chief executive officer of a borough.

    Category: Government

  5. (formerly) the principal official in a region, town, etc.

    Category: Government

  6. the president or governor of certain British schools and colleges.

    Category: Government, British

  7. a member of the governing body of a guild.

    Category: Government

  8. a churchwarden.

    Category: Religion

  9. a gatekeeper.

Origin of warden:

1175–1225; ME wardein < ONF, =ward(er) to guard+-ein, var. of -enc < Gmc; see -ing3

ward′en•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wardenship(noun)

    the position of warden

Wiktionary

  1. wardenship(Noun)

    the state of being a warden

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wardenship(noun)

    the office or jurisdiction of a warden

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