Examples of guardian in a sentence
After the death of her parents, her uncle was appointed as her legal guardian.
the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody
Origin and Etymology of guardian
Middle English gardein, wardein — more at warden
First Known Use: 15th century
GUARDIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guardian for English Language Learners
: someone or something that watches or protects something
law : someone who takes care of another person or of another person's property
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Legal Definition of guardian
: one who has or is entitled or legally appointed to the care and management of the person or property of another — compare committee, conservator, curator, receiver, tutor guardian ad litem \-ad-ˈlī-təm, -äd-ˈlē-tem\ : a guardian appointed by a court to represent in a particular lawsuit the interests of a minor, a person not yet born, or a person judged incompetent guardian by nature : natural guardian in this entry natural guardian : a guardian by natural relationship having custody of the person but not the property of a minor Editor's note: Under common law the father is considered the natural guardian of a child until his death or incapacitation, whereupon the mother becomes the natural guardian. Many states have passed statutes giving both parents equal rights as guardians. statutory guardian : a guardian appointed by statutory authority testamentary guardian : a person named in a will to serve as a guardian
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