Definitions of custodian

  1. One who has care or custody, as of some public building; a keeper or superintendent. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act for the person named to manage property left to a child under the terms of that Act. The custodian will manage the property if the gift giver dies before the child has reached the age specified by state law -- usually 21. When the child reaches the specified age, he will receive the property and the custodian will have no further role in its management.
  3. A keeper; one who has the care of anything; as, the custodian of a museum. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One who has care of anything. esp. of a public building. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One having the custody of a person or thing; a guardian. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. One who has the care or custody of some public building. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for custodian

  1. His custodian acceded to the request, and Phillips wrote a letter giving particulars of what he wanted, which letter was duly despatched to his residence. – Curiosities of Impecuniosity by H. G. Somerville
  2. He should be more, however, than the custodian of funds. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance