from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The office of warden.

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  • noun the state of being a warden

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  • noun the position of warden


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warden +‎ -ship


  • The wardenship has passed to yours truly jesse, thus I am the warden for our parish of Portland for the next year.

    So Many Goats & No Sheep

  • Mr. Harding had resigned his wardenship, and had done so unconditionally, he had done so under circumstances which left the bishop no choice as to his reappointment, now that the affair of the hospital had been settled on a new basis by act of Parliament.

    Barchester Towers

  • The income arising from the wardenship of the hospital was eight hundred, besides the value of the house.

    The Warden

  • All the world — meaning the ecclesiastical world as confined to the English church — knew that the wardenship of the Barchester Hospital was a snug sinecure, but no one had ever been blamed for accepting it.

    The Warden

  • It was known that Dr. Proudie would immediately have to reappoint to the wardenship of the hospital under the act of

    Barchester Towers

  • Under pressure of these attacks, Mr. Harding had resigned his wardenship, though strongly recommended to abstain from doing so both by his friends and by his lawyers.

    Barchester Towers

  • Would he have to abdicate his precentorship, as he had his wardenship, and to give up chanting, as he had given up his twelve old bedesmen?

    Barchester Towers

  • He, Mr. Quiverful, had not asked for the wardenship; he had not even accepted it till he had been assured that Mr. Harding had refused it.

    Barchester Towers

  • He was to be told in fact in the civilest words in which the tidings could be conveyed that Mr. Harding having refused the wardenship, the appointment had been offered to Mr. Quiverful and accepted by him.

    Barchester Towers

  • But I cannot preclude myself from the pleasure of sending you these few lines to say that Mr.Q. has today, in my presence, resigned any title that he ever had to the wardenship of the hospital, and that the bishop has assured me that it is his intention to offer it to your esteemed father.

    Barchester Towers


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