Pronunciation: (kon'sur-vā"tur, kun-sûr'vu-), [key]
1. a person who conserves or preserves; preserver; protector.
2. a person who repairs, restores, or maintains the condition of objects, as paintings or sculptures in an art museum, or books in a library.
3. Law.a guardian; a custodian.
4. Brit.a person employed by the conservancy commission; a conservation worker.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.