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Meaning of GUARDIAN

Pronunciation:  'gârdun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person who cares for persons or property
  2. [adj]  providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"

GUARDIAN is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: custodial, defender, protective, protector, shielder, tutelar, tutelary
 See Also: admonisher, bodyguard, champion, chaperon, chaperone, custodian, escort, fighter, fire fighter, fire-eater, firefighter, fireman, foster-parent, guard, hero, keeper, law officer, lawman, monitor, paladin, patron saint, peace officer, peacekeeper, preserver, reminder, steward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    {Guardian angel}.
    (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
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your guardian in your dream means that you will be treaded with consideration by your friends.
Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A person appointed by will or by law to assume responsibility for incompetent adults or minor children. If a parent dies, this will usually be the other parent. If both die, it probably will be a close relative.
Thesaurus Terms
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