American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Ward, or Guard
To put "in ward" was to place under guard, or in confinement, Genesis 40:3; Leviticus 24:12 . Ward also seems to mean a guard-room, Nehemiah 12:25; Isaiah 21:8 , and the guards themselves, Acts 12:10 , or any small band, 1 Chronicles 25:8; 26:16 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Ward, or Guard'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/w/ward-or-guard.html. 1859.