[ 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.
guardianship, protection, care, keeping, management, observation, watch, preservation, safekeeping, aegis, conservation, ward, salvation, superintendence, auspices, trusteeship, wardship
- custer's last stand,
- custer, george armstrong,
- custom house,
Origin of custodian
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Examples 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
/ (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
/ (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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1781, from custody (Latin custodia) + -an. As "janitor," by 1944, American English, short for custodian-janitor (by 1899).
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