1A person responsible for the supervision of a particular place or thing or for ensuring that regulations associated with it are obeyed: the warden of a local nature reserve an air-raid warden
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- Police in the county now employ around 115 wardens to enforce traffic regulations along with officers, with fines going to central government funds.
- Each borough council in Lancashire, in conjunction with the county council, has adopted Parkwise and employed dozens of parking wardens to enforce regulations in streets and on car parks.
- At the end of October the wardens started to strictly enforce the regulations throughout the district.
1.1chiefly North American The head official in charge of a prison.
- Prisoners spend twenty two and a half hours a day locked in a small, permanently lit, windowless cell, buried alive on the orders of the warden or prison staff, not the courts.
- Smith, who walks with a limp and is covered with lesions, says the prison warden and another official threatened him.
- She quoted prison warden General Braddon as saying ‘many, many prisoners have already died’ there, mainly from dysentery and pneumonia.
- To block the Bishop's giveaway, Lewis, along with his church and senior warden, filed suit, claiming to act on behalf of the entire Diocese of Pittsburgh.
- Smith was too upset to talk about the decision, said Bob Barnes, the church's senior warden.
- The process really started when I was the senior warden at an Episcopal church in Florida while I was working with Disney.
1.3British The head of certain schools, colleges, or other institutions.
- Professor Jessica Rawson, warden of Merton College, said no able student should be deterred from applying to Oxford by financial concerns.
- Alan Ryan is a warden at New College, Oxford University.
- There has been a letter from the warden of Morley College blaming Moloko's for distress to their residents.
governor, executive, president, official;
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- Gaunt's appointment led to a breach, from which Northumberland emerged as sole warden in both marches in 1384, after which either he or his son usually held one of the wardenships.
- Following Dacre's death in 1563, Elizabeth alternated the wardenships between lesser nobles like Lords Scrope and Eure or southerners like the earl of Bedford or Lord Hunsdon.
- William Brooke died in March 1597, and Henry finally succeeded to the wardenship in September.
Words that rhyme with wardenAuden, broaden, cordon, Gordon, Hordern, Jordan
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