Definition of warden
2a : regent 2b : the governor of a town, district, or fortressc : a member of the governing body of a guild
3a : an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations game warden air raid wardenb : an official in charge of the operation of a prisonc : any of various British officials having designated administrative functions warden of the mint
4a : one of two ranking lay officers of an Episcopal parishb : any of various British college officials whose duties range from the administration of academic matters to the supervision of student discipline
Examples of warden in a Sentence
the warden of the cemetery
in his role as warden of the school, a principal must provide a safe environment for the students
Recent Examples of warden from the Web
Johnson’s team notes that prison wardens are reporting drones being used to drop drugs, weapons and other contraband into prison yards.
Judge Kane's ruling Friday came a day after Muhtorov filed court documents accusing the detention center's warden of violating his rights to a speedy trial.
The notices told people how to appeal the tree removal to the town's tree warden, Healy said.
Plaintiffs alleged that the top officials ordered them held in the harshest conditions possible, and that MDC’s warden deliberately ignored guards’ abuse.
The Court left intact the suit against the warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York where, the suit alleges, the plaintiffs were badly treated, up to and including having been beaten and slammed into walls.
CAROL ROSENBERG firstname.lastname@example.org The warden, Army Col.
FSP’s warden is attempting to force prisoners to cooperate with institutional investigations, violating a prisoner’s right to invoke the Fifth Amendment.
But that was long before the USS Cole case judge held a secret session, in December, to hear from the prison warden on the dangers of letting defendant Nashiri spend nights in Camp Justice’s cells.
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Origin and Etymology of warden
Middle English wardein, from Anglo-French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
WARDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of warden for English Language Learners
: a person who is in charge of or takes care of something
: an official who is in charge of a prison
: any one of various officials at a British college
WARDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of warden for Students
1 : a person who sees that certain laws are followed game warden
2 : the chief official of a prison
Legal Definition of warden
1 : an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations a game warden
2 : an official in charge of the operation of a prison
Origin and Etymology of warden
Anglo-French wardein gardein guardian, from warder garder to guard, protect
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