Legal definition of ward
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"Ward" means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. "Minor ward" means a minor for whom a guardian has been appointed solely because of minority. (AZ Revised Statutes, Chapter 1, A. 2, S.14-5101)

A person (usually a minor) who has a guardian appointed by the court to care for and take responsibility for that person. A governmental agency may take temporary custody of a minor for his/her protection and care if the child is suffering from parental neglect or abuse, or has been in trouble with the law.
Such a child is a "ward of the court" (if the custody is court-ordered) or a "ward of the state." 2) a political division of a city, much like a council district.
Source: The Arizona Revised Statutes. website
2
- a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another;


- a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections;

- a division of a prison.
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