guardian by nature

Definition of "guardian by nature"
  1. A person who is inherently responsible for the welfare of another, typically a parent caring for their minor child
How to use "guardian by nature" in a sentence
  1. Following the divorce, the mother became the guardian by nature for her two minor children.
  2. In law, a father is usually considered the guardian by nature until the child reaches adulthood.
  3. Both parents serve as guardians by nature and are responsible for their child's welfare.

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