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Noun: caretaker  'kehr,tey-ku(r)
  1. A custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
  2. An official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
    "he acted as a caretaker until a new president could be elected"

Derived forms: caretakers

Type of: custodian, functionary, keeper, official, steward

Encyclopedia: Caretaker, Gatekeeper, Landscaper Genes