• Guardian


    • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)dɪən


    From Anglo-Norman guardein, from Old French *guardian, gardein, garden, *gardenc, from the verb guarder, of origin. Compare French gardien. See also the English doublet warden.

    Full definition of guardian



    (plural guardians)
    1. Someone who guards, watches over, or protects.
    2. (legal) A person legally responsible for a minor (in loco parentis).
    3. (legal) A person legally responsible for an incompetent person.
    4. A superior in a Franciscan monastery.
    5. (video games) A major or final enemy; boss.
      • 1993, Zach Meston, J. Douglas Arnold, Awesome Super Nintendo Secrets 2Secret weak points of bosses/guardians.
      • 2004, James Newman, Videogames'if you tell me how to find the secret door in level three, I'll tell you how to defeat the end of level guardian'


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