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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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"God help you, Charley!" said my guardian. "You're not tall enough to reach the tub!"
(perhaps it had taken her all this time to get upstairs) and was talking to my guardian.
"I believe I and my family have also had the honour of furnishing some entertainment in the same grave place," said my guardian composedly.
There was something so captivating in his light way of touching these fantastic strings, and he was such a mirthful child by the side of the graver childhood we had seen, that he made my guardian smile even as he turned towards us from a little private talk with Mrs.
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The end of the male guardian rule is likely to encourage more Saudi women to apply for places in American universities.
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THE GUARDIAN has posted a small profit for the full year, marking the first time the media group has been in the black since 1998.
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