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Definition of "conservator" [con•ser•va•tor]

  • A person in charge of maintaining or restoring valuable items, as in a museum or library. (noun)
  • One that conserves or preserves from injury, violation, or infraction; a protector. (noun)
  • Law One that is responsible for the person and property of an incompetent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conservator" in a sentence
  • "Skipping past all the obvious puns, it seems that a conservator is going to dehydrate the dress for display, not consumption."
  • "Among his principal beneficiaries have been the Public Library, which Wilson describes as a conservator of books; Environmental Defense, one of whose concerns is global warming; the World Monuments Fund, which is in the business of preserving beautiful buildings around the world, and the Nature Conservancy, which acquires land to prevent it from being developed and thus enable wild life and vegetation to be preserved."
  • "With him as conservator, that is causing her more agitation and more distress."