AskDefine | Define conservator

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1 the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library) [syn: curator]
2 someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person

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From lang=la, agent noun from lang=la.


  1. One who conserves, preserves or protects something.
  2. A person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another; similar to a guardian but with some powers of a trustee.
  3. A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process.
  4. A professional who works on the conservation and restoration of objects, particularly artistic objects.

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