[ kuhn-sur-vuh-ter, kon-ser-vey- ]
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  1. a person who conserves or preserves; preserver; protector.

  2. a person who repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects, as paintings or sculptures in an art museum, or books in a library.

  1. Law. a guardian; a custodian.

  2. British. a person employed by a conservancy commission; a conservation worker.

Origin of conservator

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin, equivalent to conservā(re) “to keep safe; preserve” + -tor agent suffix; see conserve-tor

Other words from conservator

  • 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

Words Nearby conservator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conservator in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for conservator


/ (ˈkɒnsəˌveɪtə, kənˈsɜːvə-) /

  1. a person who conserves or keeps safe; custodian, guardian, or protector

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