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"guardian" in British English

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guardiannoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɑː.di.ən/ us   /ˈɡɑːr.di.ən/
a person who has the legal right and responsibility of taking care of someone who cannot take care of himself or herself, such as a child whose parents have died: The child's parents or guardians must give their consent before she has the operation.
formal someone who protects something: These three official bodies are the guardians of the nation's countryside. a self-appointed guardian of public morals
(Definition of guardian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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guardiannoun [C]

us   /ˈɡɑr·di·ən/
a person who has the legal right and responsibility of taking care of someone who is not responsible for his or her own care, such as a child whose parents have died
A guardian is also someone who protects something: She characterized the department as the guardian of the nation’s forests.
(Definition of guardian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"guardian" in Business English

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guardiannoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɑːdiən/ us  
LAW a person who has the legal responsibility to take care of someone who cannot take care of themselves, for example a child whose parents have died: The child's parent or guardian chooses which type of Child Trust Fund to open.
someone who protects something: The Bank of England's reputation as the guardian of financial stability has been tested by these events.
(Definition of guardian from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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