Ward Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Ward, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Ward?

(n) A ward is an individual who’s responsibility is assigned to another person by a court of law for proper upkeep and care. Generally this is the term used to represent kids, who are not properly maintained by their parents or those who are diverted to crime and illegal activities, ordered by the court to be lived under a guardian appointed by the court for proper socialized growth.