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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
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Keary who had favoured Fitzsimmons for the wardenship in anticipation of becoming the deputy.
The first earl of Cumberland, dismissed from the wardenship of the West Marches in 1527, and threatened with dismissal in 1537 despite his steadfast loyalty during the Pilgrimage, remained fiercely obedient, promising to obey the king "with all his heart.
Both men were considered at different times for the wardenship of Nuffield College, and both have enjoyed the rare tribute of having admirers collect their essays.
Harding, that unworldly cleric who resigned the wardenship of an almshouse, a lucrative sinecure, on a matter of principle, than John Sparrow, who intrigued to obtain the Wardenship .