a person or group that watches over someone or something <the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody> Synonyms custodian
a person who takes care of a property sometimes for an absent owner <the guardians of the summer estate awaited the return of the tycoon>
someone that protects <the editor defended his newspaper's unrelenting exposure of government corruption, arguing that it is journalism's role to act as a guardian of democracy> Related Words bodyguard
a person who has responsibility for the care of another <when her parents died, her aunt became her legal guardian> Related Words foster parent
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