Conservator
Conservator Con"ser*va`tor (?; 277), n. [L.: cf. F. conservateur.] 1. One who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver. [1913 Webster]

The great Creator and Conservator of the world. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) (a) An officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff. (b) One who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate. [1913 Webster]

The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The conservator of the estate of an idiot. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

{Conservators of the River Thames}, a board of commissioners instituted by Parliament to have the conservancy of the Thames. [1913 Webster]


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  • conservator — con·ser·va·tor /kən sər və tər, kän sər ˌvā / n 1: a person, official, or institution appointed by a court to take over and manage the estate of an incompetent compare committee, curator, guardian …   Law dictionary

  • Conservator — • A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons, as universities, religious orders, chapters, the poor from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Conservator — (female (rare) Conservatrix) may refer to: Conservator (law), a person appointed by a court or regulatory authority to supervise a person or entity s financial affairs Conservator (religion), a judge appointed by the Pope to protect the personae… …   Wikipedia

  • conservator — con‧ser‧va‧tor [kənˈsɜːvətə, ˈkɒnsəveɪtə ǁ ˈsɜːrvətər, ˈkɑːnsərveɪtər] noun [countable] LAW someone who is legally responsible for the property of a person who cannot take care of it themselves * * * conservator UK US /kənˈsɜːvətər/ noun [C] US… …   Financial and business terms

  • conservator — c.1400, from Anglo Fr. conservatour, from L. conservator keeper, preserver, defender, agent noun of conservare (see CONSERVE (Cf. conserve)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conservator — [kən sʉr′və tôr΄, kən sʉr′vət ər; ] also [ kän′sər vāt΄ər] n. [ME conservatour < L conservator < pp. of conservare: see CONSERVE] 1. a protector, guardian, or custodian 2. a person whose work is the preservation, reconditioning, and… …   English World dictionary

  • Conservator — (lat.), 1) Erhalter; daher 2) Beiname Jupiters, vgl. Servator, Soter; 3) Person, welche über die Erhaltung u. Verwaltung eines Stifts u. dgl. zu wachen hat; 4) in Frankreich u. Italien Polizeiperson, welche über Aufrechthaltung von Statuten,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conservator — Conservator, lat., Erhalter, in Naturaliensammlungen der Aufseher, der zugleich das Ausstopfen der Thiere zu besorgen hat …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Conservátor — CONSERVÁTOR, óris, ein Beynamen des Jupiters. Weil er aber an sich nichts anders, als was sonst der Namen Soter oder Servator bedeutet, so sehe man diese an ihren Orten nach …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • conservator — [n] caretaker of collection curator, custodian, guardian, keeper, protector, restorer; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

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