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WARDEN, noun

1. A keeper; a guardian.

2. An officer who keeps or guards; a keeper; as the warden of the fleet or fleet prison.

3. A large pear.

WARDEN of the cinque ports, in England, an officer or magistrate who has the jurisdiction of a port or haven. There are five such ports.

WARDEN of a university, is the master or president.