What does conservator mean?

Definitions for conservator
kənˈsɜr və tər, ˈkɒn sərˌveɪ-con·ser·va·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curator, conservatornoun

    the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)

  2. conservatornoun

    someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person


  1. conservatornoun

    One who conserves, preserves or protects something.

  2. conservatornoun

    A person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another; similar to a guardian but with some powers of a trustee.

  3. conservatornoun

    A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process.

  4. conservatornoun

    A professional who works on the conservation and restoration of objects, particularly artistic objects.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conservatornoun

    Preserver; one that has the care or office of keeping any thing from detriment, diminution, or extinction.

    Etymology: Latin.

    For that you declare that you have many sick amongst you, he was warned by the conservator of the city, that he should keep at a distance. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms, during the intervals of parliament. Edward Hyde.

    Such individuals as are the single conservators of their own species. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.


  1. conservator

    A conservator is a person appointed by a court to manage the financial affairs and/or personal care of an individual who is unable to do it themselves due to age, illness, disability or other circumstances. They are responsible for making sure that the individual's needs, such as medical, housing, and financial, are met. This includes managing any assets, income or estate that the individual possesses. In some contexts, a conservator may also refer to a professional who specializes in the preservation and maintenance of cultural heritage artifacts or other valuable items.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conservatornoun

    one who preserves from injury or violation; a protector; a preserver

  2. Conservatornoun

    an officer who has charge of preserving the public peace, as a justice or sheriff

  3. Conservatornoun

    one who has an official charge of preserving the rights and privileges of a city, corporation, community, or estate

  4. Etymology: [L.: cf. F. conservateur.]


  1. Conservator

    A Conservator was a judge delegated by the pope to defend certain classes of persons — as universities, Catholic religious orders, chapters, the poor — from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process. Conservators were appointed as early as the 13th century. Pope Innocent IV presupposes their existence in the decree from which we first learn their power. Owing to abuses and complaints, the Council of Trent limited their jurisdiction, but new controversies, often recurring, caused Clement VIII, Gregory XV, and Innocent X to define their privileges more precisely. Troubles continuing to arise, especially concerning the conservators of religious orders, Clement XIII decreed that in mission countries such officials should no longer be chosen, but that all controversies should be referred to the Holy See. From that time forth conservators fell into practical desuetude. According to law, these officials were to be chosen from among the prelates or dignitaries of cathedral and collegiate churches; later from the synodal judges. When a conservator had been chosen by regulars he could not be removed for five years without cause. He had no jurisdiction in cases that required juridical examination. While he took cognizance of all complaints against regulars, he had no authority to receive those of the regulars against others unless they were notorious. In the latter case the conservator decided the question summarily. He could punish with ecclesiastical penalties even high church dignitaries who interfered with his duties. His power was limited, however, to the one diocese in which be had been elected, nor could the same conservator have power in several dioceses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conservator in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conservator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of conservator in a Sentence

  1. Lynne Spears:

    It is clear to me that James P. Spears is incapable of putting my daughter's interests ahead of his own on both a professional and personal level and that his being and remaining a conservator of my daughter's estate is not in the best interests of my daughter.

  2. Jamie Spears ' former attorney:

    Jamie Spears loves Jamie Spears daughter Britney unconditionally. For thirteen years, Jamie Spears has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father, for anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required. For Mr. Jamie Spears, this also meant biting Jamie Spears tongue and not responding to all the false, speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on Jamie Spears by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney's own attorney.

  3. David Glass:

    It turns out [Jamie] is asking for the entire conservatorship to be vacated, which is a huge move, it potentially creates pressure on [conservator] Jodi Montgomery to either explain how Britney is still mentally ill or go along [with the disbandment].

  4. Mathew Morris:

    The mosaic was then carefully lifted in sections and taken to the studio of our conservator, Theo Sturge, who had the challenge of conserving and re-assembling it.

  5. Neama Rahmani:

    It boils down to… if you're in the conservatorship, your conservator needs to decide whether you can have children and if the decision is that you're not going to have children then birth control is appropriate. So [the IUD] is something that is allowed.

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