custos

noun
cus·​tos | \ ˈkəˌstäs, -tōs; ˈku̇ˌstōs, ˈküˌ- \
plural custodes\ (ˌ)kəˈstō(ˌ)dēz ; ku̇ˈstōˌdās , kü-​ \

Definition of custos

3 [Medieval Latin, from Latin] : a superior of a Franciscan province or custody

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History and Etymology for custos

Middle English, guardian, from Latin

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“Custos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custos. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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