guardian

Definition

A person legally entrusted with the care of, and managing the property and rights of, another person, usually a minor. In most typical situations, parents are the guardians of their children. If anything were to happen to the parents, the parents can indicate who they would like to become the legal guardians of their children. The courts can intervene in extreme situations, or in cases where an alternate guardian had not been determined.

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He had a really amazing guardian that always out him first and always thought of him when he was away.

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You should always make sure that you have a good guardian in place that you can trust to do what is right.

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When my parents were killed in an accident I was placed in the care of my aunt, who was named as my guardian by the judge.

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