custodian

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin *custōdiānus (the office of a custōdia), implied in custōdiānātus, from Latin custōdia (a keeping, watch, guard, prison), from custōs (a keeper, watchman, guard).

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custodian (plural custodians)

  1. A person entrusted with the custody or care of something or someone; a caretaker or keeper.
    After their parents' death, their aunt became the children's custodian.
    The building's custodian could fix nearly anything. The place always looked great!
  2. (US, Canada) a janitor; a cleaner

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Verb[edit]

custodian

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of custodiar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of custodiar.