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Definition of "guardian" []

  • One that guards, watches over, or protects. (noun)
  • Law One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or a minor. (noun)
  • A superior in a Franciscan monastery. (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 "guardian" in a sentence
  • "Saint Francis of Assisi preferred the term guardian."
  • "The court will then appoint an attorney for the individual who assumes the title guardian ad litem, which means that the attorney is to advocate for the best interest of the client."
  • ""Spock said the word guardian," Kirk corrected him."