noun Etymology: Middle English wardein, from Anglo-French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard Date: 13th century 1. one having care or charge of something ; guardian, keeper 2. a. regent 2 b. the governor of a town, district, or fortress c. a member of the governing body of a guild 3. a. an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations <
game warden
air raid warden
b. an official in charge of the operation of a prison c. any of various British officials having designated administrative functions <
warden of the mint
4. a. one of two ranking lay officers of an Episcopal parish b. any of various British college officials whose duties range from the administration of academic matters to the supervision of student discipline

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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