Guardian ad litem(Law), a guardian appointed by a court of justice to conduct a particular suit. Guardians of the poor, the members of a board appointed or elected to care for the relief of the poor within a township, or district.

(Guard"i*an) a. Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as, a guardian care.

Feast of Guardian Angels(R. C. Ch.) a church festival instituted by Pope Paul V., and celebrated on October 2d.Guardian angel. (a) The particular spiritual being believed in some branches of the Christian church to have guardianship and protection of each human being from birth. (b) Hence, a protector or defender in general. O. W. Holmes.Guardian spirit, in the belief of many pagan nations, a spirit, often of a deceased relative or friend, that presides over the interests of a household, a city, or a region.

(Guard"i*an*age) n. Guardianship. [Obs.]

(Guard"i*ance) n. Guardianship. [Obs.]

Guardable to Guest

(Guard"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. gardable. See Guard, v. t.] Capable of being guarded or protected.

(Guard"age) n. [Cf. OF. wardage. See Guard, v. t.] Wardship [Obs.] Shak.

(Guard"ant) a. [OF. guardant, p. pr. of guard. See Guard, v. t.]

1. Acting as guardian. [Obs.] Shak.

2. (Her.) Same as Gardant.

(Guard"ant), n. A guardian. [Obs.] Shak.

(Guard"ed), a. Cautious; wary; circumspect; as, he was guarded in his expressions; framed or uttered with caution; as, his expressions were guarded.Guard"edly, adv.Guard"ed*ness, n.

(Guard"en*age) n. Guardianship. [Obs. & R.] " His tuition and guardenage." Holland.

(Guard"er) n. One who guards.

(Guard"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) The garfish.

(Guard"ful) a. Cautious; wary; watchful. [Obs. or Poetic.] — Guard"ful*ly, adv.

(Guard"house`) n. (Mil.) A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

(Guard"i*an) n. [OF. guardain, gardien, F. gardien, LL. guardianus. See Guard, v. t., and cf. Wasden.]

1. One who guards, preserves, or secures; one to whom any person or thing is committed for protection, security, or preservation from injury; a warden.

2. (Law) One who has, or is entitled to, the custody of the person or property of an infant, a minor without living parents, or a person incapable of managing his own affairs.

Of the several species of guardians, the first are guardians by nature. — viz., the father and (in some cases) the mother of the child.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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