custodian


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cus·to·di·an

 (kŭ-stō′dē-ən)
n.
1. One that has charge of something; a caretaker: the custodian of a minor child's estate; the custodian of an absentee landlord's property.
2. A janitor: worked nights as custodian of a high school.

cus·to′di·an·ship′ n.

custodian

(kʌsˈtəʊdɪən)
n
1. (Law) a person who has custody, as of a prisoner, ward, etc
2. (Art Terms) a guardian or keeper, as of an art collection, etc

cus•to•di•an

(kʌˈstoʊ di ən)

n.
1. a person who has custody; keeper; guardian.
2. a person entrusted with guarding or maintaining a property; caretaker.
[1775–85]
cus•to′di•an•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.custodian - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animalscustodian - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
defender, guardian, protector, shielder - a person who cares for persons or property
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
conservator, curator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
game warden, gamekeeper - a person employed to take care of game and wildlife
greenskeeper - someone responsible for the maintenance of a golf course
house sitter - a custodian who lives in and cares for a house while the regular occupant is away (usually without an exchange of money)
janitor - someone employed to clean and maintain a building
lighthouse keeper - the keeper of a lighthouse
critter sitter, pet sitter - someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
zoo keeper - the chief person responsible for a zoological garden

custodian

noun keeper, guardian, superintendent, warden, caretaker, curator, protector, warder, watchman, overseer the custodian of the holy shrine in Mecca

custodian

noun
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:
Translations
kustodopatrovníksprávce
kustodetilsynsførende
gæslumaîur; safnvörîur
kustód

custodian

[kʌsˈtəʊdɪən] N (gen) → custodio/a m/f, guardián/ana m/f; [of museum etc] → conservador(a) m/f

custodian

[kʌˈstəʊdiən] n [building] → gardien(ne) m/f; [collection] → conservateur/trice m/f; [assets] → dépositaire mf

custodian

n (of building, park, museum)Aufseher(in) m(f), → Wächter(in) m(f); (of treasure, tradition, cultural heritage, world peace etc)Hüter(in) m(f)

custodian

[kʌsˈtəʊdɪən] n (gen) → custode m/f; (of museum) → soprintendente m/f

custody

(ˈkastədi) noun
1. care or keeping. The mother was awarded custody of the children by the court.
2. the care of police or prison authorities. The accused man is in custody.
cuˈstodian (-ˈstəu-) noun
a person who guards or takes care of something. the custodian of an art collection.
References in classic literature ?
The birds go soaring past, The beasts avoid it; for the legend runs -- Told by the crook'd custodian of the place -- Of some old battle-field.
All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
He doubted if I would be admitted, but volunteered to put in a word or two for me with the custodian.
The matter was settled by the sheriff of the county, who as the lawful custodian of the abandoned estate ordered the root replaced and the excavation filled with the earth that had been removed.
Under a beneficent law of the State relating to property which has been for a certain period abandoned by an owner whose residence cannot be ascertained, the sheriff was legal custodian of the Manton farm and appurtenances thereunto belonging.
The surplus he holds merely as custodian, and it is passed on to the younger members of the community as necessity demands.
At a quiet place on a safe street I tightened the line of my custodian in front of an attractive, refined saloon.
The Vengeance, as custodian of the drum, could have wakened him up and had the same speech out of him as before the Bastille fell, or old Foulon was seized; not so with the hoarse tones of the men and women in Saint Antoine's bosom.
With a new sense of awe he looked at the frank forehead, serious eyes and gay innocent mouth of the young creature whose soul's custodian he was to be.
Arakcheev was a faithful custodian to enforce order and acted as the sovereign's bodyguard.
Because my friend fights there alone," I answered, as I hastily sought and found the keys upon the carcass of the dead custodian of this grim chamber of horrors.
For nearly twenty years now John Carlson has been custodian of the refuge.