Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The office of a guardian; the duties pertaining thereto.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The office, duty or authority of a guardian. Also the relation subsisting between guardian and ward. Shoecraft v. Bailey, 25 Iowa, 555; Beale v. Posey, 72 Ala. 331; Walling v. Potter, 35 Conn. 185. A guest, as distinguished from a boarder, ls bound for no stipulated time. He stops at the inn for as short or as long time as he pleases, paying, while he remains, the customary charge. Stewart v. McCrcady, 24 How. Prae. (N. Y.) 62.