Guardian spirit
Guardian Guard"i*an (g[aum]rd"[i^]*an or g[aum]rd"yan; 106), a. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care. [1913 Webster]

{Feast of Guardian Angels} (R. C. Ch.) a church festival instituted by Pope Paul V., and celebrated on October 2d.

{Guardian angel}. (a) The particular spiritual being believed in some branches of the Christian church to have guardianship and protection of each human being from birth. (b) Hence, a protector or defender in general. --O. W. Holmes.

{Guardian spirit}, in the belief of many pagan nations, a spirit, often of a deceased relative or friend, that presides over the interests of a household, a city, or a region. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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