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custodian

cus·to·di·an

custodian

 
pronunciation:
k sto di n
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is responsible for taking care of someone or something.
Parents are usually the legal custodians of their children.The custodian at an art museum makes sure that valuable paintings are safe.
synonyms:
warden
similar words:
caretaker, guardian
definition 2: a person who cleans, makes repairs, and does odd jobs in a building; janitor.
synonyms:
janitor
similar words:
caretaker, superintendent
derivation: custodianship (n.)
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