Definition of Legal guardian
1. Noun. A person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Fiduciary
Derivative terms: Trust
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Literary usage of Legal guardian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of Elementary Law: Being a Summary of the Well-settled Elementary by William Pinckney Fishback (1896)
"Such person simply has a preference to be appointed the legal guardian, if all other things are equal. He has no powers unless appointed by the court, ..."
2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1872)
"... that in the king is no minority ; and therefore he hath no legal guardian, (b) (7) *We are next to consider those branches of the royal prerogative, ..."
3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"It will be remembered that the amount which it was decreed that the father should pay to the child's legal guardian was in the nature of alimony; ..."
4. Law and the Family by Robert Grant (1919)
"Mr. Post, the insane man, being rendered by his legal guardian—was highly edifying. Taking Mr. Waters's figures first, the gilt-edged securities that he had ..."
5. A Treatise on the Law and Practice Relating to Infants by Archibald Henry Simpson, Edgar John Elgood (1890)
"... will be treated as a contempt of Court (o), as being in fact an officer of the Court, he is more under its immediate control than a legal guardian. ..."
6. Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court by Tracy M. Godwin, David J. Steinhart, Betsy A. Fulton (1997)
"A statement signed by the defendant and the legal guardian attesting to the ... A form signed by the defendant and a legal guardian that states that they ..."
7. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"(22) The respondent is the legal guardian of the said Clarence, and as such is entitled to his care and custody, and is desirous of maintaining, supporting, ..."