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guardians

noun
plural of guardian

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1 a person or group that watches over someone or something
  • the state became his guardian when he was put into protective custody

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2 a person who takes care of a property sometimes for an absent owner
  • the guardians of the summer estate awaited the return of the tycoon

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3 someone that protects
  • the editor defended his newspaper's unrelenting exposure of government corruption, arguing that it is journalism's role to act as a guardian of democracy

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4 a person who has responsibility for the care of another
  • when her parents died, her aunt became her legal guardian

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“Guardians.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/guardians. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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