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Meaning of caretaker

care•tak•er

Pronunciation: (kâr'tā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is in charge of the maintenance of a building, estate, etc.; superintendent.
  2. a person or group that temporarily performs the duties of an office.
  3. a janitor.
  4. a person who takes care of another.
—adj.
  1. involving the temporary performance of the duties of an office: a caretaker government.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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