Main definitions of custode in English

: custode1custode2

custode1

Pronunciation /kʌˈstəʊd/

noun

  • In the Franciscan order of friars: a guardian or warden of a house or of a subdivision of a province. Now somewhat rare (chiefly historical).

Origin

Late Middle English. From (i) Anglo-Norman and Middle French custode guardian, custodian.

Main definitions of custode in English

: custode1custode2

custode2

Pronunciation /kʊˈstəʊdeɪ/ /kəˈstəʊdeɪ/

noun

  • In Italian contexts: a guardian, a custodian, especially of a public building.

    Sometimes difficult to distinguish from custode see note there.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Mary Berry (1763–1852), author. From Italian custode custode.