Guardian



noun
1.
a person who guards, protects, or preserves.
2.
Law. a person who is entrusted by law with the care of the person or property, or both, of another, as a minor or someone legally incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
3.
the superior of a Franciscan convent.
adjective
4.
guarding; protecting:
a guardian deity.
noun
1.
one who looks after, protects, or defends: the guardian of public morals
2.

(law) someone legally appointed to manage the affairs of a person incapable of acting for himself, as a minor or person of unsound mind
(social welfare) (in England) a local authority, or person accepted by it, named under the Mental Health Act 1983 as having the powers to require a mentally disordered person to live at a specified place, attend for treatment, and be accessible to a doctor or social worker

3.
(often capital) (in England) another word for custos
adjective
4.
protecting or safeguarding

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