guardian

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See also: Guardian and guardián

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman guardein, from Old French *guardian, gardein, garden, *gardenc, from the verb guarder, of Germanic origin. Compare French gardien. See also the English doublet warden.

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Noun[edit]

guardian (plural guardians)

  1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
  2. (law) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
  3. (law) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
  4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
  5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.
    • 1993, Zach Meston, J. Douglas Arnold, Awesome Super Nintendo Secrets 2
      Secret weak points of bosses/guardians.
    • 2004, James Newman, Videogames
      'if you tell me how to find the secret door in level three, I'll tell you how to defeat the end of level guardian'

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Frankish

Noun[edit]

guardian m (plural guardians)

  1. guardian; protector