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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.
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(Law) law US the legal status of a person appointed by a court to protect the interests of someone, such as a child, who is unable to manage his or her own affairs
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