Definitions for: Conservator


[n] someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person
[n] the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)



Webster (1913) Definition: Con"ser*va`tor (?; 277), n. [L.: cf. F.
conservateur.]
1. One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a
preserver.

The great Creator and Conservator of the world.
--Derham.

2. (Law)
(a) An officer who has charge of preserving the public
peace, as a justice or sheriff.
(b) One who has an official charge of preserving the
rights and privileges of a city, corporation,
community, or estate.

The lords of the secret council were likewise
made conservators of the peace of the two
kingdoms. --Clarendon.

The conservator of the estate of an idiot.
--Bouvier.

Conservators of the River Thames, a board of commissioners
instituted by Parliament to have the conservancy of the
Thames.

Synonyms: curator

See Also: custodian, fiduciary, keeper, steward

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