guardian of the poor

Definition of guardian of the poor

: a member of a board appointed or elected to care for the relief of the poor or administer the poor laws within a township, parish, or district in England

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“Guardian of the poor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guardian%20of%20the%20poor. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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