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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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His wardenship of Bere Forest was highly regarded during his lifetime and his own estate, with an estimated value of 60,000 [pounds sterling] and an annual income of 6,000 [pounds sterling] at the time of his death (Cruickshanks, Handley and Hayton), was worth considerably more than at the time of his inheritance.
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.
'There cannot be any talk of putting any nation under wardenship,' said French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Thus, he defensively characterized his own book, The Greek Experience, as "rather abstract and generalized, but bless it, it could corrupt the Xtianity of good English public school boys." He failed to obtain the Oxford Chair in Greek in 1936, but after a brief stint as a visiting professor at Harvard, he was offered the wardenship at Wadham College in Oxford, a position he held until 1970.
Wadham before his Wardenship was written off as 'a study for lower-middle-class seekers after truth.' Though he lived in a castle, Kenneth Clark was irredeemably 'bourgeois'.
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.
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?"), and Chen Guoacan ("Turfan Documents of the Gest Collection, Princeton University"; translated by Jonathan K.