custodes

[ kuh-stoh-deez; Latin koo s-toh-des ]
/ kʌˈstoʊ diz; Latin kʊsˈtoʊ dɛs /

noun

plural of custos.

Definition for custodes (2 of 3)

custos
[ kuhs-tos; Latin koo s-tohs ]
/ ˈkʌs tɒs; Latin ˈkʊs toʊs /

noun, plural cus·to·des [kuh-stoh-deez; Latin koo s-toh-des] /kʌˈstoʊ diz; Latin kʊsˈtoʊ dɛs/.

(italics) Latin. a custodian.
a superior in the Franciscan order.

Origin of custos

1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin

Definition for custodes (3 of 3)

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
[ kwis koo-stoh-dee-et ip-sohs koo-stoh-deys; English kwis kuh-stoh-dee-it ip-sohs kuh-stoh-deez ]
/ kwɪs kʊˈstoʊ diˌɛt ˈɪp soʊs kʊˈstoʊ deɪs; English kwɪs kəˈstoʊ di ɪt ˈɪp soʊs kəˈstoʊ diz /

Latin.

who shall keep watch over the guardians?
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British Dictionary definitions for custodes (1 of 2)

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
/ Latin (kwɪs kʊsˈtəʊdɪˌɛt ˈɪpsɒs kʊsˈtəʊdiːz) /

who will guard the guards?

British Dictionary definitions for custodes (2 of 2)

custos
/ (ˈkʌstɒs) /

noun plural custodes (kʌˈstəʊdiːz)

a superior in the Franciscan religious orderAlso called (in England): guardian

Word Origin for custos

C15: from Latin: keeper, guard
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