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conservator (n.)

c. 1400, "an official entrusted with the power and the duty to protect the interests or rights of someone else or some thing," from Anglo-French conservatour, from Latin conservator "keeper, preserver, defender," agent noun of conservare "to keep, preserve, keep intact, guard," from assimilated form of com-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see com-), + servare "keep watch, maintain" (from PIE root *ser- (1) "to protect").

General sense of "a preserver" (from injury, violation, etc.) is from mid-15c. Fem. form conservatrice was used mid-15c. in reference to the Virgin.

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Definitions of conservator from WordNet

conservator (n.)
the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library);
Synonyms: curator
conservator (n.)
someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person;
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