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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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The word custodian contains the following part:
-an, -ian, -ean Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means in adjectives: from (a place) or pertaining to or following (a figure or school of thought); in nouns: person or thing from (a place) or associated with (an activity or school of thought).
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The suffix group -an , -ian , -ean attaches to common nouns and proper nouns to form adjectives or nouns.