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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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Chadwick about the coming legal case involving the wardenship, the narrator acknowledges that at one point he can only guess at the actions of Grantly.
Recent changes at St Mark's include a new format for family services and the formation of a new Wardenship Team of two church wardens and four deputy wardens.
That set off a contest for the wardenship between the Orangeman, provincial gaoler William Moresby, who had the support of local politicians, and James Fitzsimmons, the Catholic deputy warden and protege of J.
Mary, Manchester, whose woodwork was made during the wardenship of James Stanley and bears his arms.
Mather ("Ritual Aspects of Hsieh T'iao's Wardenship of Hsuan-ch'eng"), Scot t Pearce ("Who, and What, was Hou Jing?
11) Except from the Lord Wardenship of the Cinque Ports.
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.