Some things stick out when you learn something new. One of them is that in 2022 only 55 of the fortune 500 companies from the 1950's are still in business. Some didn't change and some became Radio Shacks. Some were mining and fads that disappeared at large. So in the case of doing research on something completely unrelated the comment Ward of the court stuck out. When I googled the definition it says that it describes somebody who a court declares legally incapacitated and has had some or all of their rights removed.
Some random law learning for the day.