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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for custos

Middle English, guardian, from Latin

Learn More About custos

Dictionary Entries Near custos

custom-tailor

custos

custos morum

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for custos

Cite this Entry

“Custos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custos. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!