Definition of conservator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈsɜːvətə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɜːrvətər//
The art world
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a person who is responsible for repairing and preserving works of art, buildings and other things of cultural interest See related entries: The art world Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French conservateur, from Latin conservator, from conservat- ‘conserved’, from the verb conservare, from con- ‘together’ + servare ‘to keep’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conservator