A cause of such a mental state
The act, process, or function of supervising.
The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
Freedom or release from slavery, imprisonment, captivity, or any other form of arbitrary control
The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
A commission from the United Nations to a country to administer a trust territory
Reservation for future use; preservation
The administering (of punishment, medicine, a sacrament, an oath, etc.)
The act of detaining in legal custody:
The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
Something committed into the care of another; a charge:
Each of the parts or divisions of a jail or prison
The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing
(Hurling) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
A thing to hold or hold on by
A person or group on duty, esp. at night, to protect or guard; lookout or guard
The capacity or activity of a tutor; instruction or teaching.
A precaution or protective stipulation
Detention in a jail.
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