[ kuh-stoh-dee-uh n ]
/ kʌˈstoʊ di ən /
a person who has custody; keeper; guardian.
a person entrusted with guarding or maintaining a property; janitor.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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OTHER WORDS FROM custodiancus·to·di·an·ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for custodianship
Simply that the custodianship of esprit must ever be in the hands of the officer corps.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for custodianship (1 of 2)
/ (kʌsˈtəʊdɪənʃɪp) /
the condition of being a custodian
(in Britain) a legal basis for the care of children under the Children's Act 1975, midway between fostering and adoption, devised for children settled in long-term foster care or living permanently with relatives or a step-parent
British Dictionary definitions for custodianship (2 of 2)
/ (kʌsˈtəʊdɪən) /
a person who has custody, as of a prisoner, ward, etc
a guardian or keeper, as of an art collection, etc
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