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"custodian" in British English

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custodiannoun [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 ​protectparticularideas or ​principles: She ​sees herself as a custodian of the public's ​morals. US (UK caretaker) a ​personemployed to take ​care of a ​largebuilding, such as a ​school, and who ​deals with the ​cleaning, ​repairs, etc.
(Definition of custodian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"custodian" in American English

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custodiannoun [C]

 us   /kʌsˈtoʊ·di·ən/
a ​person or ​organization that is ​responsible for ​protecting, ​caring for, or ​maintaining something or someone: The ​library is a ​traditional custodian of ​information. The school’s ​crisisteamincludesteachers, custodians, and the ​principal.
(Definition of custodian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"custodian" in Business English

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custodiannoun [C]

uk   us   /kʌsˈtəʊdiən/
LAW, FINANCE someone who has the ​legalright to ​manage and ​look after another person's ​money, ​investments, etc.: The ​report was ​sent to the ​owners and the custodians of the corporation's ​votingstock.
(Definition of custodian from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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