guardian of the person

Definition of "guardian of the person"
  1. An individual officially chosen by a court to make daily and personal decisions, including health, education and living arrangements, for a minor or a mentally incapacitated adult referred to as a ward
How to use "guardian of the person" in a sentence
  1. The court appointed her as the guardian of the person for the incapacitated elderly man.
  2. As the guardian of the person for her younger sibling, she is responsible for all decisions regarding his education and health.
  3. When their parents passed away, their uncle became the guardian of the person, taking on all parental responsibilities.

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