Definition of Guardian

1. Noun. A person who cares for persons or property.

Definition of Guardian

1. n. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.

2. a. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.

Definition of Guardian

1. Proper noun. (newspapers) A British daily national newspaper. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis). ¹

4. Noun. (legal) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person. ¹

5. Noun. A superior in a Franciscan monastery. ¹

6. Noun. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss. ¹

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Definition of Guardian

1. one that guards [n -S] - See also: guards

Medical Definition of Guardian

1. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care. Feast of Guardian Angels a church festival instituted by Pope Paul V, and celebrated on October 2d. Guardian angel. The particular spiritual being believed in some branches of the Christian church to have guardianship and protection of each human being from birth. Hence, a protector or defender in general. Guardian spirit, in the belief of many pagan nations, a spirit, often of a deceased relative or friend, that presides over the interests of a household, a city, or a region. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guardian

guarded rights
guardian (current term)
guardian ad litem
guardian angel
guardian angels
guardian spirit

Literary usage of Guardian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"guardian and ward.—The only general private relation, now remaining to be discussed, is that of guardian and ward j1 •which bears a very near resemblance to ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"Tbe prayer of the guardian was that he be authorized to negotiate, for the purposes stated, a loan of not exceeding $200000, and to pay usual and reasonable ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"(13) The king is also a universal guardian of infants, who delegate» it to the ... 177;) but it has been considered that a statute guardian cannot be wholly ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In a summary proceeding prosecuted by a guardian, as provided in section 12, c. 83, Code (sec. 3972), to lease the land of his wards for the production of ..."

5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"THE relation of guardian and ward is nearly allied to that of parent and child. It applies to children during their minority, ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"It is admitted that Eckman was duly appointed guardian of both the person ... The question is whether under the laws of Texas a guardian can sue in his own ..."

7. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"443] But a comprehensive law of guardianship was the less The necessary, because, according to our English ideas, the guardian *"*» ""' is not a person ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A twofold aspect of the doctrine is here put before us: even little children have guardian angels, and these same angels lose not the vision of God by the ..."

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