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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
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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.

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(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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Thus, if a Saudi woman's guardian refuses her request to travel or obtain a passport, she can turn to a judge for urgent matters to give her the right without the guardian's consent, unless this guardian has a "convincing reason" for prevention.
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is poised to abolish the legal requirement for a male guardian to accompany females during scholarship periods abroad, a top diplomat has revealed.
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Renting goats includes temporarily adopting the guardian dog in charge of the herd.
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(d) an annual report, filed with the [begin strikethrough]Statewide Public Guardianship[end strikethrough] Office of Public and Professional Guardians, by September 1 for the preceding fiscal year, on the operations of the office of public guardian; and
635 revises Florida's guardianship statutes to provide increased protection for wards in guardianship proceed ings by making the screening process for proposed guardians more stringent and by providing stricter scrutiny of a guardian's control over a ward's assets.
Petersburg, FL, December 09, 2015 --( The Guardian ad Litem program of Pinellas and Pasco Counties will be collecting gifts donated by Shorecrest Preparatory School students and families on Friday, December 11.
"Guardians are a godsend to some, but unfortunately, guardians can also take unfair advantage," he said during his address.
WildEarth Guardians, then known as Forest Guardians, began as an effort to stop a logging project there.
In a later written order, the court said that guardians need specific authority from a court to terminate life support.
Guardians stand for 'Gentlemen and United Associates of the Filipino race; Dauntless and Ingenuous Advocators of the Nation and Society' which when translated in Filipino means 'mga maginoo at nagkakaisang katuwang ng lahing Filipino, magigiting at matatapat na tagapagtanggol ng bansa at lipunan'.