Conservators of the River Thames
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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