|n.||1.||One who has the care and superintendence of anything, as of a museum; a custodian; a keeper.|
|2.||One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee; a guardian.|
|Noun||1.||curator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)|
CURATOR, persons, contracts. One who has been legally appointed to take care
of the interests of one who, on account of his youth, or defect of his
understanding, or for some other cause, is unable to attend to them himself.
2. There are curators ad bona, of property, who administer the estate of a minor, take care of his person, and intervene in all his contracts; curators ad litem, of suits, who assist the minor in courts of justice, and act as curator ad bona in cases where the interests of the curator are opposed to the interests of the minor. Civ. Code of Louis. art. 357 to 366. There are also curators of insane persons Id. art. 31; and of vacant successions and absent heirs. Id. art. 1105 to 1125.
3. The term curator is usually employed in the civil law, for that of guardian.