a person who repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects, as paintings or sculptures in an art museum, or books in a library.
Law. a guardian; a custodian.
British. a person employed by a conservancy commission; a conservation worker.
- con·serv·a·to·ri·al [kuhn-sur-vuh-tawr-ee-uhl], /kənˌsɜr vəˈtɔr i əl/, adjective
- con·ser·va·tor·ship, noun
- sub·con·ser·va·tor, noun
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How to use conservator in a sentence
Archivists, conservators and experts provide more context to screenings, answering audience questions and talking about how their own work intersects with the films.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1 | Anying Guo, Hau Chu, Fritz Hahn, Kelsey Ables | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
If they succeeded, the find could be transported to Edinburgh, where it could be safely picked apart by conservators in a lab at the National Museum.How Scotland forged a rare alliance between amateur treasure hunters and archaeologists | Corinne Iozzio | August 24, 2021 | Popular-Science
When one loses the capacity to make decisions for oneself the court appoints a guardian, or conservator, to make those decisions.Freeing Britney Requires Reconsidering How Society Thinks About Decision-Making Capacity | LGBTQ-Editor | July 30, 2021 | No Straight News
Wallet, the court-appointed lawyer, resigned as co-conservator in 2019, leaving Jamie Spears the sole conservator.What to know about Britney Spears’s court battle over her conservatorship | Ashley Fetters | July 14, 2021 | Washington Post
In such cases, courts took basic freedoms from grown men and women and gave conservators sweeping power over their money and the smallest details of their lives.The Investigative Reporting Behind America’s Obsession With Britney Spears’ Conservatorship | by Robin Fields | July 13, 2021 | ProPublica
Later, a Riverside judge ruled that Mills would remain as the conservator of her estate.Etta James’s Son Donto Says Addiction Was Part of Famed Singer’s Life | Christine Pelisek | November 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Queen is looking for a new clock winder - sorry, 'horological conservator' - to manage her collection fo over 1,000 clocks.
A judge ruled that Mills would remain as the conservator of her estate.Etta James, Who Blazed Trail for Women in R&B, Dead at 73 | Christine Pelisek | January 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Likewise, a legally appointed guardian or conservator of an insane inventor may apply for and obtain a patent in trust for him.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
He thinks himself a great man because a great conservator of order.The Browning Cyclopdia | Edward Berdoe
It is easy to be a conservator of the discomforts of others; indeed, it is only our good qualities we find it irksome to conserve.Edinburgh | Robert Louis Stevenson
They were signed by father Fray Pedro de Muriel, by order of the judge conservator appointed to prevent the said visit.
The judge-conservator proclaimed the cause at an end, and sentenced his province to be suppressed.
British Dictionary definitions for conservator
a person who conserves or keeps safe; custodian, guardian, or protector
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