Definitions of guardian

  1. One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.
  2. An adult who has been given the legal right by a court to control and care for a minor or her property. Someone who looks after a child's property is called a " guardian of the estate." An adult who has legal authority to make personal decisions for the child, including responsibility for his physical, medical and educational needs, is called a " guardian of the person." Sometimes just one person will be named to take care of all these tasks. An individual appointed by a court to look after an incapacitated adult may also be known as a guardian, but is more frequently called a conservator.
  3. One who has the care of the person or property of another.
  4. One who guards or takes care of: ( law) one who has the care of an orphan minor.
  5. One who takes care of; person appointed to take care of an orphan.
  6. A guard; warden.
  7. A warden; one who guards; one to whose care or protection anything is committed; one appointed to take charge of the estate and education of an orphan minor.
  8. One who has the care or protection of any thing or person.
  9. providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding; " daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; " a guardian angel"; " tutelary gods"
  10. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.
  11. Protecting.
  12. Protecting; performing the office of a protector.