custos

custos

[kuhs-tos; Latin koos-tohs]
noun, plural custodes [kuh-stoh-deez; Latin koos-toh-des] .
1.
(italics) Latin. a custodian.
2.
a superior in the Franciscan order.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin

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custos morum

[koos-tohs moh-room; English kuhs-tos mawr-uhm, mohr-]
noun, plural custodes morum [koos-toh-des moh-room; English kuh-stoh-deez mawr-uhm, mohr-] . Latin.
a custodian or guardian of morals; censor.

Origin:
literally, guardian of established usages, laws, etc.

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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]

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