noun con·ser·va·tor \kən-ˈsər-və-tər, -və-ˌtr; ˈkän(t)-sər-ˌvā-tər\

Definition of CONSERVATOR

a :  one that preserves from injury or violation :  protector
b :  one that is responsible for the care, restoration, and repair of archival or museum articles
:  a person, official, or institution designated to take over and protect the interests of an incompetent
:  an official charged with the protection of something affecting public welfare and interests
con·ser·va·to·ri·al \kən-ˌsər-və-ˈtr-ē-əl, (ˌ)kän-\ adjective
con·ser·va·tor·ship \kən-ˈsər-və-tər-ˌship, -və-ˌtr-; ˈkän(t)-sər-ˌvā-tər-\ noun

First Known Use of CONSERVATOR

15th century


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stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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