- 1A person responsible for the supervision of a particular place or activity or for enforcing the regulations associated with it: the warden of a nature reserve an air-raid wardenMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1British The head of certain schools, colleges, or other institutions: the Warden of All Souls College, OxfordMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.2A prison officer: securely handcuffed to a warden, he was taken to Wandsworth PrisonMore example sentences
- He held baby son Ben only once, handcuffed to prison wardens and given no time alone, before Ben died.
- After leaving the military Kerik worked for a private security firm in Saudi Arabia and served as a prison warden in New Jersey in 1986.
- Also making the garden safer, 24/7 Security Services provides security and has donated batons and handcuffs for wardens.
- 1.3chiefly North American A prison governor.More example sentences
- The prison warden in this case will undoubtedly ask the Supreme Court to review this case.
- Legend has it that wardens of some federal prisons kept a picture of Alcatraz in their offices as a warning to troublesome inmates of the price of misbehavior.
- While other prison wardens are accountable to courts of law for abuses they perpetrate, security forces are not.
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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.
Middle English (originally denoting a guardian or protector): from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French wardein, variant of Old French guarden 'guardian'.