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.
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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.
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Each parent or guardian described in detail why he or she visualized the student in that role, and that description aligned with how the student described his or her interests.
He sets forth two reasons for assigning a guardian to a man: First, insofar as he is an individual "in this respect one angel may guard one man, or sometimes many angels may guard the one man".
The second assumption is that a responsible guardian will act in ways that promote the ward's welfare through beneficent actions, as substitute decisions are made.
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Guardian is also forming a new broker-dealer to enable its clients to consolidate a wide variety of investment holdings with the company.