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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, 11th Edition


Etymology: Middle English wardein, from Anglo-French wardein, gardein, from warder to guard
Date: 13th century
one having care or charge of something ; guardian , keeper ,

2. regent 2, the governor of a town, district, or fortress, a member of the governing body of a guild,

3. an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations , an official in charge of the operation of a prison, any of various British officials having designated administrative functions ,

4. one of two ranking lay officers of an Episcopal parish, any of various British college officials whose duties range from the administration of academic matters to the supervision of student discipline