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Warden Meaning & Definition
Warden Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Warden?

[n] the chief official in charge of a prison

Synonyms | Synonyms for Warden: warder

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See Also | law officer | lawman | peace officer | wardress

Warden In Webster's Dictionary

\Ward"en\, n. [OE. wardein, OF. wardein, gardein, gardain, F. gardien. See {Guardian}, and {Ward} guard.] 1. A keeper; a guardian; a watchman. He called to the warden on the . . . battlements. --Sir. W. Scott. 2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as, the warden of a prison. 3. A head official; as, the warden of a college; specifically (Eccl.), a churchwarden. 4. [Properly, a keeping pear.] A large, hard pear, chiefly used for baking and roasting. [Obs.] I would have had him roasted like a warden. --Beau. & Fl. {Warden pie}, a pie made of warden pears. [Obs.] --Shak.

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