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English definition of “custodian”


noun [C]     /kʌsˈtəʊ.di.ən/ US  /-ˈtoʊ-/
formal a person with responsibility for protecting or taking care of something or keeping something in good condition: the custodian of a museum/castleProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues formal someone who tries to protect particular ideas or principles: She sees herself as a custodian of the public's morals.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers US for caretakerProtection and protectorsEnvironmental issues
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