A person responsible in the eye of the law for the proper bringing up of children whose father as dead or incapable. Under the ancient discipline, a cleric could not act as guardian, lest he should be too much entangled in worldly business.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “guardian”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 4 March 2021. <>