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custodian

Legal Definition of custodian

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Definition of custodian

Etymology

    From Medieval Latin *custodianus, implied in custodianatus ; custodia (“a keeping, watch, guard, prison”); custos (“a keeper, watchman, guard”).

Noun

custodian (plural custodians)

  1. A person entrusted with the custody or care of something or someone; a caretaker or keeper.

    After their parents' death, their aunt became the children's custodian.

    The building's custodian could fix nearly anything, the place always looked great!


  2. (US) a janitor (US); a cleaner

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