WARD , that which
See also:guards or watches and that which is guarded or watched . The word is a doublet of " guard," which was adapted from the French comparatively
See also:late into
See also:English . Both are to be referred to the Teutonic
See also:root war-, to protect, defend, cf . " wary," " warn," " beware," O . Eng. weard, Ger. warten, &c., and the English "
See also:guardian," " garrison," &c . The
See also:principal applications of the
See also:term are, in architecture, to the inner courts of a fortified place; at Windsor
See also:Castle they are called the upper and
See also:lower wards (see
See also:BAILEY, CASTLE) ; to a
See also:ridge of
See also:metal inside a
See also:lock blocking the passage of any
See also:key which has not a corresponding slot into which the ridge fits, the slot in the key being also called " ward " (see LOCKS) . Another branch of meaning is to be found in the use of the word for a division into which a
See also:borough is divided for the purpose of election of councillors, or a
See also:parish for election of guardians . It was also the term used as
See also:equivalent to "
See also:hundred " in
See also:Northumberland and
See also:Cumberland . To this branch belongs the use for the various large or small
See also:separate rooms in a hospital,
See also:asylum, &c., where patients are received and treated . The most general meaning of the word is for a minor or
See also:person who is under a guardianship (see
See also:MARRIAGE and
See also:LAW) .
WILLIAM WARBURTON (1698–1779)
ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD (1837- )
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