Definition of conservator
1a : one that preserves from injury or violation : protectorb : one that is responsible for the care, restoration, and repair of archival or museum articles
2 : a person, official, or institution designated to take over and protect the interests of an incompetent
3 : an official charged with the protection of something affecting public welfare and interests
conservatorialplay \kən-ˌsər-və-ˈtȯr-ē-əl, (ˌ)kän-\ adjective
conservatorshipplay \kən-ˈsər-və-tər-ˌship, -və-ˌtȯr-; ˈkän(t)-sər-ˌvā-tər-\ noun
Recent Examples of conservator from the Web
A motion on Devani's behalf, filed in probate court on Jan. 31, named Robert Fleming, of the law firm Fleming and Curti, as a conservator to represent her interests.
On May 8, Leatham was appointed as temporary conservator of Allen’s estate in federal bankruptcy court.
Nelson executive director Julián Zugazagoitia and senior painting conservator Scott Heffley attended the event.
To be fair to the product designers, capturing in plastic the hirsute attributes that have become the obsession of Harington's many millions of fans probably requires a level of attention reserved for conservators at the Louvre.
Artists, taxidermists, conservators and designers have been working on everything from re-coloring faded fur and restoring paintings to dusting leaves and installing new energy-efficient and less-damaging lighting.
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Legal Definition of conservator
2 : a public official charged with the protection of something affecting public welfare and interests; specifically : an official placed in charge of a bank because its affairs are not in a satisfactory condition
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