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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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Acourt creates conservatorships when it determines that a person cannot care for themselves or handle their affairs.
The bill also requires probate courts to review conservatorships, including the financial records related to the conservatorship, within six months after appointment of the conservator and annually thereafter.
These resolutions include 262 conservatorships that were inherited from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on August 9, 1989.
As a result, President Bush in the early days of his administration acted to place insolvent S&Ls in federal conservatorships while the Congress developed legislation to address the fundamental structural, regulatory, and deposit insurance problems in the thrift industry.
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This website will ease the task of an online search for an attorney in the area of probate, estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships or estate planning for opposite-sex and same-sex couples.