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custodian

noun [C] uk   /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/castle formal someone who tries to protect particular ideas or principles: She sees herself as a custodian of the public's morals. US ( UK caretaker) a person employed to take care of a large building, such as a school, and who deals with the cleaning, repairs, etc.
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