Meaning of “custodian” in the English Dictionary

"custodian" in English

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custodiannoun [ C ]

uk /kʌsˈtəʊ.di.ən/ us /kʌsˈtoʊ.di.ən/

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.

(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 crisis team includes teachers, 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 /kʌsˈtəʊdiən/ us

LAW, FINANCE someone who has the legal right 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 voting stock.

(Definition of “custodian” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)