1. A person appointed as guardian of the affairs of someone legally unfit to conduct them him- or herself, such as a minor, an insane person, etc.Used in Roman Law, esp. for the guardian of a minor after the age of tutelage; hence a current term in Scots Law.
3. gen. A person who has charge; a manager, overseer, steward.
a. In some foreign universities: a member of a board (or an individual official) having the general superintendence of the whole university, and the power to select or nominate professors.
b. In the University of Oxford: a member of one of the committees or boards having the charge of various portions of University property, as the Curators of the University Chest, of the Bodleian Library, etc. So at Durham.
c. In the Scottish Universities: a member of the body charged with the election of a number of the professors.
5. The officer in charge of a museum, gallery of art, library, or the like; a keeper, custodian.In many cases the official title of the chief keeper.
6. A designation of public officers of various kinds under the Roman Empire.
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