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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: someone entrusted with the care or custody of something.
synonyms:
conservator, super, warden
similar words:
caretaker, curator, guardian, keeper, protector, steward
definition 2: someone who cleans, makes repairs, and does odd jobs at an institution or business; janitor.
synonyms:
janitor
similar words:
caretaker, concierge, handyman, super, 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.