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Definition of Guardian
GuardianGuardian Guard"i*an, a.
Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as,
a guardian care.
Feast of Guardian Angels (R. C. Ch.) a church festival
instituted by Pope Paul V., and celebrated on October 2d.
(a) The particular spiritual being believed in some branches
of the Christian church to have guardianship and
protection of each human being from birth.
(b) Hence, a protector or defender in general. --O. W.
Guardian spirit, in the belief of many pagan nations, a
spirit, often of a deceased relative or friend, that
presides over the interests of a household, a city, or a
region. GuardianGuardian Guard"i*an, n. [OF. guardain, gardien, F. gardien,
LL. guardianus. See Guard, v. t., and cf. Wasden.]
1. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any
person or thing is committed for protection, security, or
preservation from injury; a warden.
2. (Law) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the
person or property of an infant, a minor without living
parents, or a person incapable of managing his own
Of the several species of guardians, the first are
guardians by nature. -- viz., the father and (in
some cases) the mother of the child. --Blockstone.
Guardian ad litem(Law), a guardian appointed by a court of
justice to conduct a particular suit.
Guardians of the poor, the members of a board appointed or
elected to care for the relief of the poor within a
township, or district.
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