Guardian

An individual who has been given the legal responsibility to care for a child or adult who does not have the capacity for self care. The appointed individual is often responsible for both the care of the ward (the child or incapable adult) and that person's affairs.

Also referred to as a "conservator" when referring to an adult in need of care.

The guardian is usually either named or appointed in a will or in a court of law by a judge. A parent will often name a guardian to his or her children in the event of the parent's death or inability to provide for the children.


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  • guardian — early 14c., garden; early 15c., gardein, from Anglo Fr. gardein (late 13c.), from O.Fr. gardien keeper, custodian, earlier guarden, from Frankish *warding (see GUARD (Cf. guard) (n.)). Guardian angel is from 1630s …   Etymology dictionary

  • guardián — guardián, na adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. Persona o animal que guarda o cuida una cosa: perro guardián. sustantivo masculino 1. Superior de un convento franciscano …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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  • Guardiān — (mittellat. guardianus, v. ital. guardiáno, »Wächter, Hüter«), heißt bei den Franziskanern und Kapuzinern der Pater Superior oder Vorgesetzte, in England derjenige, der während einer geistlichen Vakanz die geistliche Jurisdiktion in einer Diözese …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Guardian — Guardiān (ital.), Hüter, Wächter; in Franziskaner und Kapuzinerklöstern der Vorsteher; in England Stellvertreter eines Bischofs während einer Vakanz …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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