Definition of conservator in English:


Syllabification: con·ser·va·tor
Pronunciation: /kənˈsərvətər, -ˌtôr, ˈkänsərˌvātər


  • 1A person responsible for the repair and preservation of works of art, buildings, or other things of cultural or environmental interest.
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    • The exhibition illustrates some of the damage suffered by the pots and the methods conservators have used to repair them.
    • The commission granted ten days for the government, the chief conservator of forests and police officials involved in the case to respond to the interim report.
    • Cement repairs to old buildings are a conservator's nightmare, as the modern material does not ‘breathe’ like traditional mortars, and water damage to ancient walls is often the result.
  • 1.1A guardian or protector: the court does not need to appoint a conservator to handle an incapacitated person’s affairs
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    • If you become mentally or physically incapacitated and you have not prepared a POA, the courts may designate a guardian or conservator to handle your affairs, and this person may not be the person you would have chosen.
    • Topics for advocacy may include protection of rights, finding the best nursing home, or telling court personnel one's opinion of a proposed conservator or guardian.
    • The law in Texas is that a child who is 12 years of age or older may choose his own managing conservator, subject to approval by the court.




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