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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.


1. the condition of being a custodian
2. (Law) (in Britain) a legal basis for the care of children under the Children's Act 1975, midway between fostering and adoption, devised for children settled in long-term foster care or living permanently with relatives or a step-parent
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Noun1.custodianship - the position of custodian
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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King Abdullah reiterated Jordan's rejection of Israel's unilateral measures and recurrent violations of Jerusalem's holy sites, emphasizing the Kingdom will continue its historic role in protecting shrines of the holy city under the Hashemite custodianship.
The meeting dealt with focused on challenges facing the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem and efforts exerted by Jordan to protect these sites, as part of the Hashemite custodianship over Jerusalem's holy sites.
However, for his part, Mr Chikamba said the files were with his former employers under the custodianship of one Mr Thabo Thulane with some also remaining at the records office.
The preliminary cost of repairing public buildings under the custodianship of the National Department of Public Works damaged in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng during recent storms and flooding is estimated at over R16 million, Public Works Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko declared on Monday.
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1981: Picasso's anti-war mural Guernica returned to Spain after 40 years custodianship in the US.
ae1/4oeWithout the Hashemite custodianship and the steadfastness of the Jerusalemites, the holy sites would have been lost many years ago,ae1/4Ci Petra quoted him as saying.
The column is supposedly a "listed building" and thus should be protected from such dereliction of duty by the very organisations that are responsible for its protection and custodianship.
Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility and Nuclear Custodianship If we set aside our expectations for women leaders to meet the masculinist standards of state leadership -- whether that be demonstrating the requisite level of aggression or proving the ability to exercise rationality--perhaps we may begin to ask political candidates for public office much more substantive feminist questions on the possibilities for disarmament, the conditions for peace, and the pathways to justice.
This means that the era of Syrian custodianship is gone forever, and the Syrian regime's threats shall not intimidate us," Minister Rifi said on Friday during a press conference dwelling on the indictment in the case of the 2013 Tripoli's al-Salam and al-Taqwa twin blasts.
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nCa : Some analysts, including we at nCa, believe that the Wakhan Corridor actually belongs to Pakistan and it was given to Amir Abdul Rehman on custodianship to create the buffer zone between the British India and Czarist Russia.