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care•tak•er



Pronunciation: (kâr'tā"kur), [key]
n.
1. a person who is in charge of the maintenance of a building, estate, etc.; superintendent.
2. a person or group that temporarily performs the duties of an office.
3. Brit.a janitor.
4. a person who takes care of another.

adj.
involving the temporary performance of the duties of an office: a caretaker government.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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