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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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Recently, the authorities deployed three traffic wardens at the birthday of the spouse of a property tycoon of Defence Housing Authority.
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Last year alone, in Coventry one motorist threatened to kill a traffic warden and six others were physically attacked - one hit with eggs and another struck by a water bomb.
The wardens regularly attend meetings of the group and Jonathan was keen to know all about the role of the wardens.
A SENIOR councillor told two street wardens their service would be axed if they took industrial action, a tribunal heard.
He said: "As I walked past the Black Horse I passed a traffic warden walking with a sense of purpose that caught my eye.
STREET wardens have been given a welcome new base to work from thanks to the generosity of a residents group.
A Government funding stream which pays for the city's 55 environmental wardens, who have powers to issue on-the-spot fines if they see offences being committed, comes to an end in March 2008.
And the second busiest warden is also based in the Co Fermanagh town and issued 1,626 since November 13.
If I were to contemplate illegal parking, a warden would pounce on me within seconds.
Community leaders in areas where wardens have been in place have contacted me to say they desperately wanted their warden to stay and opposed strongly any moves to see them scrapped.
When the warden asked her to pick it up she refused and abused him, so he issued her with a pounds 50 fixed penalty notice.