custos

noun cus·tos \ˈkəˌstäs, -tōs; ˈku̇ˌstōs, ˈküˌ-\

Definition of custos

plural

custodes

\(ˌ)kəˈstō(ˌ)dēz; ku̇ˈstōˌdās, kü-\
  1. 1 :  keeper, custodian, guard

  2. 2 :  direct 1

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

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Origin and Etymology of custos

Middle English, guardian, from Latin — more at custody


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