guardian


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(1) A person authorised under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child for general medical care
(2) A person, usually an attorney, who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or persons of 'diminished capacity'

guardian

Guardian ad litem, law guardian Social medicine A person authorized under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child to general medical care; a person, usually an attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or other person of “diminished capacity”. Guardianship. Cf Emancipated minor.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult (appointed by a court) who is considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care or otherwise in competent by a physician or jurist.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care.

guardian,

n a person appointed to take care of the person or property of another; one who legally has the care and management of the person or the property or both of a child until the child attains adulthood.
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They obtained this right in Ireland in 1896, much later than in England, when the first female poor law guardian was elected in 1875.
George Flagg, President of National Guardian, said: "We are excited to team up with LLR as National Guardian continues its growth plans.
The findings presented reflect the first interview session with students and their parent or guardian.
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Guardian Courier, which allows organizations to send contracts and other approved documents to their providers with secure, e-mail-based mass electronic mailings;
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Additionally, he oversees the funding, closing and compliance departments for American Guardian.
Sights joined Guardian following a career in the automotive supply industry which included a position as vice president and general manager of Automotive Operations - Americas for Schlegel Corporation.
The EZ App[R] and Personal Preference Questionnaire (PPQ) enable Guardian to design an application system that pinpoints those qualities the company seeks in ideal candidates.
The 4,100 plus-strong CAMB member network provides American Guardian an expanded avenue to develop new business through advertising and networking opportunities as well as providing CAMB brokers with a preferred rate sheet and a reduction in lender fees.
As compensation to Midtown for its services as placement agent in the offering, Guardian issued placement agent's warrants to purchase an aggregate of 623,519 shares of common stock, and paid commissions, a non-accountable expense reimbursement and legal fees to Midtown in the aggregate amount of approximately $220,250 of which $10,000 was advanced prior to closing.