WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
con•ser•va•tor  (konsər vā′tər, kən sûrvə-), 
n. 
  1. a person who conserves or preserves; preserver;
    protector.
  2. a person who repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects, as paintings or sculptures in an art museum, or books in a library.
  3. Law[Law.]a guardian;
    a custodian.
  4. British Terms[Brit.]a person employed by the conservancy commission;
    a conservation worker.
Etymology:
  • Latin, equivalent. to conservā(re) (see conserve) + -tor -tor
  • late Middle English 1400–50
con•serv•a•to•ri•al (kən sûr′və tôrē əl, -tōr-), 
adj. 

conser•va′tor•ship′, n. 


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conservator /ˈkɒnsəˌveɪtə kənˈsɜːvə-/ n
  1. a person who conserves or keeps safe; custodian, guardian, or protector



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