ward (n.)
person under someone's protection, minor
E3 II.i.288[King Edward alone, of religion and the Countess] Too strict a guardian for so fair a ward [QQ weed]
KL I.ii.74[Edmund to Gloucester, attributing a view to Edgar] the father should be as ward to the son
RJ I.v.41[Capulet to Cousin Capulet, of Lucentio] His son was but a ward two years ago
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