Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A keeper; a guardian; a custodian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A custodian.

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  • noun Scotland A custodian.

Etymologies

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Compare Latin custodiarus.

Examples

  • Yesterday he was of neither mark nor likelihood; a vagrant boy, the attendant on a relative, of whose sane judgment he himself had not the highest opinion; but now he had become, he knew not why, or wherefore, or to what extent, the custodier, as the Scottish phrase went, of some important state secret, in the safe keeping of which the Regent himself was concerned.

    The Abbot

  • Still he contrived to obtain permission to carry him to the top of the Tower, on the plea that fresh air was essential to his health, and tended him so assiduously, that while the prisoner was partially restored, and could walk about, the strength of his custodier broke down.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • ‘A curiosity worth preserving—and I’ll find you a fit custodier.

    Chapter XXXVII

  • When the present Laird of Strowan negotiated at a high price the purchase of this piece of land, he received with "the bellman's pendicle" the bell itself as the charter of the feu lands, and as custodier of all rights of the same.

    Chronicles of Strathearn

  • As the name "Mrs Durby" written in pencil did not furnish a clue to the owner, the ring was given into the charge of the custodier of the lost-luggage office, and a description of it with a note of all particulars regarding it, was forwarded to the Clearing-House in London.

    The Iron Horse

  • His daughter captured the son of the Governor of Guernsey, who therefore probably was reckoned an unsafe custodier thenceforward; though he assured the king that he had turned the young couple out of doors, and had never given them a penny.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • ‘A curiosity worth preserving; and I’ll find you a fit custodier.

    Guy Mannering

  • 'A curiosity worth preserving; and I'll find you a fit custodier.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • 'A curiosity worth preserving; and I'll find you a fit custodier.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • 'A curiosity worth preserving; and I'll find you a fit custodier.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

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