care-taking


care-taking

noun

  1. a person who is in charge of the maintenance of a building, estate, etc.; superintendent.
  2. a person or group that temporarily performs the duties of an office.
  3. British. a janitor.
  4. a person who takes care of another.

adjective

  1. involving the temporary performance of the duties of an office: a caretaker government.

noun

  1. a person who is in charge of a place or thing, esp in the owner’s absencethe caretaker of a school
  2. (modifier) holding office temporarily; interima caretaker government
  3. social welfare a person who takes care of a vulnerable person, often a close relativeSee also carer

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