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 (kən-sûr′və-tər, kŏn′sər-vā′tər)
1. A person in charge of maintaining or restoring valuable items, as in a museum or library.
2. A protector or guardian: "a conservator of cherished values and regular order in governing institutions" (William Greider).
3. Law One placed in charge of the property or personal affairs of an incompetent person.

con·ser′va·to′ri·al (-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
con·ser′va·tor·ship′ n.


(ˈkɒnsəˌveɪtə; kənˈsɜːvə-)
a person who conserves or keeps safe; custodian, guardian, or protector


(kənˈsɜr və tər, ˈkɒn sərˌveɪ-)

1. a person who conserves or preserves; preserver; protector.
2. a person who repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects, as in a museum or library.
3. Law. a guardian, esp. a person appointed to look after the affairs of one judged incompetent.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
con•serv`a•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
con•serv′a•tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conservator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)conservator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
custodian, keeper, steward - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
2.conservator - someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person
fiduciary - a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary; "it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain"


Law. A person who is legally responsible for the person or property of another considered by law to be incompetent to manage his or her affairs:


[kənˈsɜːrvətər] nrestaurateur/euse m/f


n tutor -ra mf, persona encargada de manejar los asuntos de otra que es incapaz de hacerlo por discapacidad mental
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WE HAVE seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against foreign danger, as the conservator of peace among ourselves, as the guardian of our commerce and other common interests, as the only substitute for those military establishments which have subverted the liberties of the Old World, and as the proper antidote for the diseases of faction, which have proved fatal to other popular governments, and of which alarming symptoms have been betrayed by our own.
Which done, another of the attendants of the great person, which was with him in the same boat, after his lord had spoken a little to him, said aloud: 'My lord would have you know, that it is not of pride or greatness that he cometh out aboard your ship; but for that in your answer you declare that you have many sick amongst you, he was warned by the Conservator of Health of the city that he should keep a distance.
In the circle of the rankest tories that could be collected in England, Old or New, let a powerful and stimulating intellect, a man of great heart and mind, act on them, and very quickly these frozen conservators will yield to the friendly influence, these hopeless will begin to hope, these haters will begin to love, these immovable statues will begin to spin and revolve.
Funa appointed a conservator for each of the companies.
Esau Omollo has been appointed as Senior Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests.
RAWALPINDI -- Conservator of Forests, Rawalpindi Region has established 150 points for the sale of saplings at affordable prices.
On the initiative of the Warsaw Monument Conservator, the representatives of the Polin Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Warsaw and the Voivodship Monument Conservator met last week to discuss including the Warsaw Ghetto area in the communal record of monuments, naming it a protected archaeological site.
Enter the art conservator, the quiet hero who spends countless hours performing delicate work to restore and conserve damaged pieces of art.
Senior archaeological conservator Louise Mumford said: "We want to give the public a window into our world.
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Unfortunately he used a very irreversible material--epoxy has a very high property for attaching and is used on metal or stone but I think it wasn't suitable for an outstanding object like Tutankhamun's golden mask," said one conservator.
Hristina Ivanova Stamova, conservator at KTB AD, was appointed conservator at Credit Agricole Bulgaria EAD, together with Bozhidar Ivanov Arshinkov, who replaced Slaviana Stoilova Danailova-Veleva.

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