Etymology
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guardian (n.)

"one who guards," early 14c., garden; early 15c., gardein, from Anglo-French gardein (late 13c.), Old French gardien "keeper, custodian," earlier guarden, from Frankish *warding-, from the Germanic source of guard (v.). Specific legal sense is from 1510s. Guardian angel is from 1630s.

updated on December 20, 2020

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Definitions of guardian from WordNet

guardian (n.)
a person who cares for persons or property;
Synonyms: defender / protector / shielder
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