Etymology
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fosterage (n.)

1610s, "the rearing of another's child as one's own," from foster (v.) + -age.

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Definitions of fosterage

fosterage (n.)
encouragement; aiding the development of something;
Synonyms: fostering
fosterage (n.)
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community;
Synonyms: breeding / bringing up / fostering / nurture / raising / rearing / upbringing
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