custodian

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noun cus·to·di·an \ˌkə-ˈstō-dē-ən\

Definition of custodian

  1. :  one that guards and protects or maintains; especially :  one entrusted with guarding and keeping property or records or with custody or guardianship of prisoners or inmates

custodianship

play \ˌkə-ˈstō-dē-ən-ˌship\ noun

Examples of custodian in a Sentence

  1. the custodian made his usual rounds of the building to make sure that everything was OK

  2. served as custodian of the prisoner until he could be turned over to federal authorities

Recent Examples of custodian from the Web

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First Known Use of custodian

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CUSTODIAN Defined for English Language Learners

custodian

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Definition of custodian for English Language Learners

  • : someone who keeps and protects something valuable for another person

  • : a person who cleans and takes care of a building


CUSTODIAN Defined for Kids

custodian

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noun cus·to·di·an \ˌkə-ˈstō-dē-ən\

Definition of custodian for Students

  1. :  a person who guards and protects or takes care of the school custodian


Law Dictionary

custodian

noun cus·to·di·an

Legal Definition of custodian

  1. :  an individual entrusted with guarding and keeping property or having custody of a person: as a :  the warden of a prison b :  a person given custody of a child by court order c :  a person named to manage a child's property under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act d :  a person or entity appointed by a bankruptcy court to take charge of the debtor's property for purposes of administration

custodianship

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