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warden

noun chaperon, claviger, custodian, custos, gatekeeper, guard, guardian, jailer, overseer, patrolman, protector, sentry, superintendent, supervisor, supervisory official, turnkey, warder, watchman
See also: caretaker, guardian, superintendent

WARDEN. A guardian; a keeper. This is the name given to various officers: as, the warden of the prison; the wardens of the port of Philadelphia; church wardens.

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