custodian


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custodian

1. a person who has custody, as of a prisoner, ward, etc.
2. a guardian or keeper, as of an art collection, etc.
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The custodian could not sell one without an order from a superior; and that superior would have to get it from HIS superior; and this one would have to get it from a higher one--and so on up and up until the faculty should sit on the matter and deliver final judgment.
For nearly twenty years now John Carlson has been custodian of the refuge.
They had the good fortune to have been able to walk about without other companionship than that of the custodian; and Winterbourne arranged with this functionary that they should not be hurried-- that they should linger and pause wherever they chose.
This custodian of George's Gallery in George's absence concludes his proceedings, when he has locked the great doors and turned out all the lights but one, which he leaves to glimmer, by dragging out from a wooden cabin in a corner two mattresses and bedding.
Reprimanded by its stern custodian, it explained that it was seeking a body of doctrine.
A swollen conscience caused him to see and hear even more than was warranted by his position, and his uncompromising nature compelled him to act on whatsoever he heard or saw: a savage custodian of public morals, he had in addition a perverse enthusiasm for lost causes, loved a minority for its own sake, and untenable tenets for theirs.
It was the right hand, and until it healed the man could be of no further use in the firing line; nor was the case serious enough for admission to a crowded field-hospital; and Connal himself offered his services as custodian of a number of our horses which we were keeping out of harm's way in a donga.
"But you are certainly one--you and your custodians of virtue."
Our society is indeed unstable when the custodians of its peace are thus openly and wantonly shot down.
Washing her hands, thus, of all responsibility under this head, past, present, or to come, Mrs Nickleby kindly added that she hoped her children might never have greater cause to reproach themselves than she had, and prepared herself to receive the escort, who soon returned with the intelligence that the old gentleman was safely housed, and that they found his custodians, who had been making merry with some friends, wholly ignorant of his absence.
Previously, local custodians in Taiwan acted as intermediaries to register votes lodged by ISS' global custodian clients and others, but from today, they can simply receive ISS client vote instructions for Taiwan company portfolio holdings via Straight Through Processing (STP).