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Definitions of guardian

  1. providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person who cares for persons or property Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Guardianship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a "guardian of the estate." An adult who has legal authority to make personal decisions for the child, including responsibility for his physical, medical and educational needs, is called a "guardian of the person." Sometimes just one person will be named to take care of all these tasks. An individual appointed by a court to look after an incapacitated adult may also be known as a guardian, but is more frequently called a conservator.
  8. One who has the care of the person or property of another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. One who guards or takes care of: (law) one who has the care of an orphan minor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Protecting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. One who takes care of; person appointed to take care of an orphan. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A person who legally has the care of another, as of a minor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A guard; warden. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Protecting; performing the office of a protector. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A warden; one who guards; one to whose care or protection anything is committed; one appointed to take charge of the estate and education of an orphan minor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. One who has the care or protection of any thing or person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A guardian is a person lawfully invested with the power, and charged with the duty, of taking care of the person and managing the property and rights of another person, who, for some peculiarity of status, or defect of age, understanding, or self-control, is considered incapable of administering his own affairs. Bass v. Cook, 4 Port (Ala.) 392; Sparhawk v. Allen, 21 N. H. 27; Burger v. Frakes, 67 Iowa, 460, 23 N.W. 746.A guardian Is a person appointed to take care of the person or property of another. Civ. Code Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  18. Keeper, defender, protector, (G., of the poor, or G., member of Board elected to administer poor-laws in parish or district); (Law) one having custody of person or property or both of infant, idiot, &c. (cf. WARD); superior of Franciscan convent; g. angel, spirit watching over person or place. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [French] One who guards, preserves, or secures; a warden;—one who has the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or person incapable of managing his own affairs. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. One that has the care of an orphan; one to whom the care and preservation of anything is committed. Complete Dictionary
  21. Performing the office of a kind protector or superintendent. Complete Dictionary

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