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warden

1. Archaic any of various public officials, esp one responsible for the enforcement of certain regulations
2. Chiefly US and Canadian the chief officer in charge of a prison
3. Brit the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges
4. See churchwarden
References in classic literature ?
He only came back last night," said the Warden, when the kissing was over: "he's been traveling post-haste, for the last thousand miles or so, in order to be here on Sylvie's birthday.
Let's go and see the Professor," the Warden said, wisely avoiding further discussion.
Well, hum, not very," the Warden said, as we entered the Library.
the Warden exclaimed, taking him by the shoulders and turning him round to face them.
But the Professor had forgotten all about them by this time, and was speaking to the Warden again.
A day came when Mr Warden observed with pain that his relative responded less nimbly to the touch.
Gandinot ought to go on the stage,' went on Mr Warden, pursuing his theme.
It takes a better man than Mr Warden to break up a gathering of this kind.
Mr Warden was disposed to effervesce with gratitude.
I've seen you several times out here since I arrived, Miss Warden,' said Mr Vince.
The King's Treasure needs a new Warden, he said gravely.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.