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warden

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noun war·den \ˈwȯr-dən\

Simple Definition of warden

  • : a person who is in charge of or takes care of something

  • : an official who is in charge of a prison

  • : any one of various officials at a British college

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of warden

  1. 1 :  one having care or charge of something :  guardian, keeper

  2. 2 a :  regent 2 b :  the governor of a town, district, or fortress c :  a member of the governing body of a guild

  3. 3 a :  an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations <game warden> <air raid warden> b :  an official in charge of the operation of a prison c :  any of various British officials having designated administrative functions <warden of the mint>

  4. 4 a :  one of two ranking lay officers of an Episcopal parish b :  any of various British college officials whose duties range from the administration of academic matters to the supervision of student discipline

Examples of warden in a sentence

  1. the warden of the cemetery

  2. <in his role as warden of the school, a principal must provide a safe environment for the students>



Origin of warden

Middle English wardein, from Anglo-French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with warden



WARDEN Defined for Kids

warden

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noun war·den \ˈwȯr-dən\

Definition of warden for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who sees that certain laws are followed <game warden>

  2. 2 :  the chief official of a prison




Law Dictionary

warden

noun war·den

Legal Definition of warden

  1. 1 :  an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations <a game warden>

  2. 2 :  an official in charge of the operation of a prison



Origin of warden

Anglo-French wardein gardein guardian, from warder garder to guard, protect



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