American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that has charge of something; a caretaker: the custodian of a minor child's estate; the custodian of an absentee landlord's property.
- n. A janitor: worked nights as custodian of a high school.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has the care or custody of anything, as of a library, a public building, a lunatic, etc.; a keeper or guardian.
- n. A person entrusted with the custody or care of something or someone; a caretaker or keeper.
- n. US a janitor (US); a cleaner
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who has care or custody, as of some public building; a keeper or superintendent.
- n. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
- From Medieval Latin *custodianus, implied in custodianatus, from custodia ("a keeping, watch, guard, prison"), from custos ("a keeper, watchman, guard"). (Wiktionary)
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