conservator

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From Anglo-Norman conservatour, from Latin conservator (one who conserves), agent noun from conservo (I preserve).

Noun[edit]

conservator (plural conservators)

  1. One who conserves, preserves or protects something.
    • Derham
      the great Creator and Conservator of the world
  2. (law) A person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another; similar to a guardian but with some powers of a trustee.
    • Clarendon
      The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms.
    • Bouvier
      the conservator of the estate of an idiot
  3. An officer in charge of preserving the public peace, such as a justice or sheriff.
  4. (Roman Catholicism) A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process.
  5. A professional who works on the conservation and restoration of objects, particularly artistic objects.

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conservator m (plural conservators or conservatoren, diminutive conservatortje n)

  1. curator (of a museum or a library)

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cōnservātor m (genitive cōnservātōris); third declension

  1. a keeper, preserver, defender

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative cōnservātor cōnservātōrēs
genitive cōnservātōris cōnservātōrum
dative cōnservātōrī cōnservātōribus
accusative cōnservātōrem cōnservātōrēs
ablative cōnservātōre cōnservātōribus
vocative cōnservātor cōnservātōrēs

Verb[edit]

cōnservātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of cōnservō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of cōnservō