Thursday, July 21, 2005


1. One that guards, watches over, or protects.
2. Law One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or a minor.
3. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English gardein, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French gardien, from alteration of gardenc, from garder, to guard ; see guard

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