1. [syn: guardian spirit, guardian angel]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Guardian \Guard"i*an\ (g[aum]rd"[i^]*an or g[aum]rd"yan; 106),
Performing, or appropriate to, the office of a protector; as,
a guardian care.
Feast of Guardian Angels (R. C. Ch.) a church festival
instituted by Pope Paul V., and celebrated on October 2d.
(a) The particular spiritual being believed in some branches
of the Christian church to have guardianship and
protection of each human being from birth.
(b) Hence, a protector or defender in general. --O. W.
Guardian spirit, in the belief of many pagan nations, a
spirit, often of a deceased relative or friend, that
presides over the interests of a household, a city, or a
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an angel believed to have special affection for a
particular individual [syn: guardian spirit, guardian