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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.