a person who has custody; keeper; guardian.
a person entrusted with guarding or maintaining a property; janitor.

1775–85; < Latin custōdi(a) watchman (see custody) + -an

custodianship, noun Unabridged
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custodian (kʌsˈtəʊdɪən)
1.  a person who has custody, as of a prisoner, ward, etc
2.  a guardian or keeper, as of an art collection, etc

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Word Origin & History

1781, from L. custodiam (see custody). As "janitor," by 1944, Amer.Eng., short for custodian-janitor (by 1899).
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Example sentences
Inform the custodian of your old account that you want a direct rollover into the new account.
The shrine's custodian also said he had received threats.
The custodian is delighted by the idea, soon revealing a dark secret the professor can't bear to keep.
Even more worryingly, he cleared his own trades, with no external custodian.
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