cus·to·di·an n: an individual entrusted with guarding and keeping property or having custody of a person: as
a: the warden of a prison
b: a person given custody of a child by court order
c: a person named to manage a child's property under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
d: a person or entity appointed by a bankruptcy court to take charge of the debtor's property for purposes of administration
cus·to·di·an·ship n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (protector) noun champion, curator, defender, guardian, keeper, manager, overlooker, overseer associated concepts: custodian of assets, gratuitous custodian foreign phrases:
- Nemo allenae rei, sine satisdatione, defensor idoneus intelligitur. — No one is considered a competent defender of another's property, without security
II (warden) noun caretaker, jailer III index administrator, caretaker (one caring for property), executor, fiduciary, guardian, superintendent, trustee, warden

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

One who cares for something, ranging from buildings to financial assets.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A term used by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA) and Uniform Gifts to Minors Act (UGMA) for the person named to manage property left or given to a child under the terms of either of those Acts. The custodian manages the property until the child reaches the age specified by state law — 21, in most states. Then the child receives the property outright, and the custodian has no further role in its management.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Entity that receives a fund's assets for safekeeping.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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