conservator[kən sʉr′və tôr′, -vət ər; also kän′sər vāt′ər]
conservator definition by Webster's New World
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- a protector, guardian, or custodian
- a person whose work is the preservation, reconditioning, and restoration of works of art
Origin: Middle English conservatour ; from Classical Latin conservator ; from past participle of conservare: see conserve
conservator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A person in charge of maintaining or restoring valuable items, as in a museum or library.
- One that conserves or preserves from injury, violation, or infraction; a protector.
- Law One that is responsible for the person and property of an incompetent.
- con·serˌva·toˈri·al adjective
- con·serˈva·tor·shipˌ noun
conservator - Business Definition
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A court-appointed individual who oversees the affairs of a minor or someone who is incapacitated. A conservator's duties may be limited to financial affairs or may also include regular daily activities.
conservator - Legal Definition