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guardian

1. 
a. Law someone legally appointed to manage the affairs of a person incapable of acting for himself, as a minor or person of unsound mind
b. Social welfare (in England) a local authority, or person accepted by it, named under the Mental Health Act 1983 as having the powers to require a mentally disordered person to live at a specified place, attend for treatment, and be accessible to a doctor or social worker
2. (in England) another word for custos

Guardian

 

an English daily bourgeois newspaper. The Guardian was founded in 1821 in Manchester. (Until 1959 it was called the Manchester Guardian.) Since 1961 it has been published in London and Manchester. The Guardian reflects views similar to those held by the leaders of the Liberal Party. In 1970 its circulation was 290,000 copies.

Guardian

(1) An operating system for Tandem's NonStop computer systems. See Tandem.

(2) An earlier firewall for securing a private network from the Internet from NetGuard, Inc., Fairfax, VA. Guardian ran on Windows NT.
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This oversight must be corrected by authorizing the compensation of law guardians in Supreme and Surrogate [sic] Courts, thus ensuring that, where appropriate, counsel will be appointed and the child's interests will be protected.
The Poor Law Guardians eventually offered to pay 75% of the cost of the new school.
The building dates back to 1914, when it was built at the request of the Poor Law Guardians of Newcastle to accommodate children from the Cottage Homes at Kirkley, near Ponteland.
But only after many years of dragging their feet did the Poor Law guardians stump up the considerable sum of pounds 160,000 for a replacement at Heath Town.
The Poor Law Guardians bought the hall in 1913 and it passed to the National Health Service in 1948.
29] But local poor law guardians found it cheaper to give outdoor relief to unemployed or underemployed men with families than to take them into the workhouse and break up their families.