custodes Unabridged


[kuhs-tos; Latin koos-tohs]
noun, plural custodes [kuh-stoh-deez; Latin koos-toh-des] .
(italics) Latin. a custodian.
a superior in the Franciscan order.

1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

[kwis koo-stoh-dee-et ip-sohs koo-stoh-deys; English kwis kuh-stoh-dee-it ip-sohs kuh-stoh-deez]
who shall keep watch over the guardians? Unabridged
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custos (ˈkʌstɒs)
n , pl custodes
Also called (in England): guardian a superior in the Franciscan religious order
[C15: from Latin: keeper, guard]

quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (kwɪs kʊsˈtəʊdɪˌɛt ˈɪpsɒs kʊsˈtəʊdiːz)
who will guard the guards?

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