conservator

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Conservator \Con"ser*va'tor\ (?; 277), noun [L.: cf. F. conservateur.]

1. One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver.

The great Creator and Conservator of the world. --Derham.

2. (Law) (a) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff. (b) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate.

The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms. --Clarendon.

The conservator of the estate of an idiot. --Bouvier.

{Conservators of the River Thames}, a board of commissioners instituted by Parliament to have the conservancy of the Thames.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

conservator

noun

1: the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library) [syn: {curator}, {conservator}]

2: someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person


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