conservator

[ kuhn-sur-vuh-ter, kon-ser-vey- ]
/ kənˈsɜr və tər, ˈkɒn sərˌveɪ- /

noun

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 2 worker.

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Origin of conservator

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin, equivalent to conservā(re) (see conserve) + -tor -tor

OTHER WORDS FROM conservator

con·serv·a·to·ri·al [kuhn-sur-vuh-tawr-ee-uhl], /kənˌsɜr vəˈtɔr i əl/, adjectivecon·ser·va·tor·ship, nounsub·con·ser·va·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conservator

conservator
/ (ˈkɒnsəˌveɪtə, kənˈsɜːvə-) /

noun

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