Ward – Child who is legally put under the protection of a law court or a guardian
To remember the definition of the word ward, use the following mnemonic:
The warden (ward) took control of the child and put her under his protection as instructed by the law.
Examples of ward in a sentence
The young girl was made a ward of the court because her parents were seriously neglecting her.
After the boy's parents both died in a car accident, he was made a ward of the state.
The mystery around his great-grandmother's parentage seems to have come about because she was a ward of court.