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[Anglo-French wardein gardein guardian, from warder garder to guard, protect]
1 : an official charged with special supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations [a game ]
2 : an official in charge of the operation of a prison
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.