Translation of guardian in Spanish:

guardian

Pronunciation: /ˈgɑːrdiən; ˈgɑːdiən/

n

  • 1.1 (of child) tutor, (masculine, feminine)
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    • Children go into care when their current parent or guardian is unable to look after them, or if the child's health, safety or well-being is at risk.
    • The freedom from coercion to have or to adopt a religion or belief and the liberty of parents and guardians to ensure religious and moral education cannot be restricted.
    • Corporal punishment of children occurs primarily during the education process or at the hands of parents or guardians.
    1.2 (protector) guardian (of sth) defensor, (m,f) or custodio, (m,f)(de algo)
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    • Individual rights can be protected only by independent guardians operating in the public light.
    • As self-appointed guardians of public sensibility, these organisations get to draw the line on what is acceptable.
    • When the putative guardians of public morality put the screws to crime and horror comics, distributors refused to put them on newsstands.

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