Guardian

Definition of Guardian

Guard´i`an   Pronunciation: gärd´ĭ`an or gärd´yan; 106
n.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 affairs.
Of the several species of guardians, the first are guardians by nature. - viz., the father and (in some cases) the mother of the child.
- Blackstone.
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.
a.1.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.
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 region.
- O. W. Holmes.

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