guardian by custom

Definition of guardian by custom

1 : a guardian according to a custom concerning lands of copyhold tenure where the right of guardianship falls to the next of blood incapable of inheriting the estate or may be claimed by special custom by the lord of the manor or his nominee
2 : a guardian according to a now disused custom of London

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“Guardian by custom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guardian%20by%20custom. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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