Hypertext Webster Gateway: "fosterage"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Fosterage \Fos"ter*age\ (?; 48), n.
The care of a foster child; the charge of nursing. --Sir W.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: encouragement; aiding the development of something [syn: {fostering}]
2: raising someone to be an accepted member of the community;
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more
important" [syn: {breeding}, {bringing up}, {fostering}, {nurture},
{raising}, {rearing}, {upbringing}]

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