guardian
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɡɑɹdi.ən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɑːdɪən/
Noun

guardian (plural guardians)

  1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
    • 1791, John Walker, A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary […] , London: Sold by G. G. J. and J. Robinſon, Paternoſter Row; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, OCLC 37805775 ↗, page 162:
      Thoſe who ought to be the guardians of propriety are often the perverters of it. Hence Accidence for Accidents, prepostor#English|Prepoſtor for prepositor#English|Prepoſitor and Conſtur for construe#English|Conſtrue{{...}
  2. (legal) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
  3. (legal) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
  4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
  5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: tuteur
  • Portuguese: guardião
  • Russian: опеку́н
  • Spanish: apoderado
Translations Translations
Guardian
Proper noun
  1. (newspapers) A British daily national newspaper.
Translations
  • Russian: Га́рдиан



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