Keeper

Definition of Keeper

Keep´er
n.1.One who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything.
2.One who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners.
3.One who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, a pound, of sheep, of a gate, etc.; the keeper of attached property;
The Lord is thy keeper.
- Ps. cxxi. 6.
4.One who remains or keeps in a place or position.
Discreet; chaste; keepers at home.
- Titus ii. 5.
5.A ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place;
6.A fruit that keeps well; as, the Roxbury Russet is a good keeper.
7.An iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use.
Keeper of the forest
(O. Eng. Law) an officer who had the principal government of all things relating to the forest.
Keeper of the great seal
a high officer of state, who has custody of the great seal. The office is now united with that of lord chancellor.
Keeper of the King's conscience
the lord chancellor; - a name given when the chancellor was an ecclesiastic.
Keeper of the privy seal
a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called clerk of the privy seal.
Keeper of a magnet
a piece of iron which connects the two poles, for the purpose of keeping the magnetic power undiminished; an armature; called also keeper.

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