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guardian

guard·i·an

guardian

 
 
pronunciation:
gar di n
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who guards or protects.
The police are the guardians of our neighborhood.
synonyms:
defender, shield
similar words:
custodian, escort, parent, patron, preserver, protection, watchman
definition 2: an adult chosen by law to be responsible for the care and protection of a child or a person who cannot care for himself or herself.
similar words:
parent
derivation: guardianship (n.)
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