custodian

[ kuh-stoh-dee-uh n ]
/ kʌˈstoʊ di ən /

noun

a person who has custody; keeper; guardian.
a person entrusted with guarding or maintaining a property; janitor.

Origin of custodian

1775–85; < Latin custōdi(a) watchman (see custody) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM custodian

cus·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.

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British Dictionary definitions for custodianship (1 of 2)

custodianship
/ (kʌsˈtəʊdɪənʃɪp) /

noun

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)

custodian
/ (kʌsˈtəʊdɪən) /

noun

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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