- a person who conserves or preserves; preserver; protector.
- 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 the conservancy commission; a conservation worker.
Origin of conservator
Examples from the Web for conservator
Contemporary Examples of conservator
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
November 15, 2012
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
January 21, 2012
Historical Examples of conservator
Is God not only the Creator but the Conservator of all things?The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
There may be a question as to my being a conservative, but there is no doubt that I am a conservator.Discourses of Keidansky
Bernard G. Richards
But even in the matter of elided consonants American is not always the conservator.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
I do not believe that the church is a conservator of civilization.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
The Conservator of orthodoxy is the Holy Ghost in a purified heart.The Palm Tree Blessing
W. E. Shepard
- a person who conserves or keeps safe; custodian, guardian, or protector
Word Origin and History for conservator
c.1400, from Anglo-French conservatour, from Latin conservator "keeper, preserver, defender," agent noun of conservare (see conserve).