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guardian

Legal Definition of guardian

Noun

  1. An individual who, by legal appointment or by the effect of a written law, is given custody of both the property and the person of one who is unable to manage their own affairs, such as a child or mentally-disabled person.

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Definition of guardian

Etymology

    Old French guardein

Pronunciation

Noun

guardian (plural guardians)

  1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
  2. (law) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
  3. (law) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
  4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
  5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.

Derived terms

References:

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