custodian


custodian

noun

Definition of CUSTODIAN

1
a person who takes care of a property sometimes for an absent owner <the custodian made his usual rounds of the building to make sure that everything was OK>
Related Words cocurator, curator; sexton, steward
2
a person or group that watches over someone or something <served as custodian of the prisoner until he could be turned over to federal authorities>
3
someone that protects <we must regard ourselves as custodians of the Earth so that its natural resources may be enjoyed by many generations to come>

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