Custos

Custos

[kuhs-tos; Lat. koos-tohs]
Custos is the Latin word for guard. It occurs in titles such as

The nominative and accusative plural form custodes is well known from the proverbial phrase Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?, "who has custody of the custodians?", so "who guards the guards?" or "who watches the watchmen?".

See also

Timeline of children's rights in the United Kingdom

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