custos

[ kuhs-tos; Latin koos-tohs ]
/ ˈkʌs tɒs; Latin ˈkʊs toʊs /

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

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

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Origin of custos

1425–75; late Middle English <Medieval Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for custos

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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