guardian: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gär'dē-un), [key]
- a person who guards, protects, or preserves.
- a person who is entrusted by law with the care of the person or property, or both, of another, as a minor or someone legally incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
- the superior of a Franciscan convent.
- guarding; protecting: a guardian deity.
- guardian (Thesaurus)