Conservator vs Conservationist - What's the difference?

conservator | conservationist |

As nouns the difference between conservator and conservationist

is that conservator is one who conserves, preserves or protects something while conservationist is a person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.



Alternative forms

* conservatour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • One who conserves, preserves or protects something.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[]
  • Chlouveraki, a tenacious archaeological conservator , has salvaged antiquities all over the Middle East.
  • * Derham
  • the great Creator and Conservator of the world
  • (legal) A person appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another; similar to a guardian but with some powers of a trustee.
  • * Clarendon
  • The lords of the secret council were likewise made conservators of the peace of the two kingdoms.
  • * Bouvier
  • the conservator of the estate of an idiot
  • An officer in charge of preserving the public peace, such as a justice or sheriff.
  • (Roman Catholicism) A judge delegated by the pope to defend certain privileged classes of persons from manifest or notorious injury or violence, without recourse to a judicial process.
  • A professional who works on the conservation and restoration of objects, particularly artistic objects.
  • Derived terms

    * conservatorial * conservatorship




    (en noun)
  • A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
  • Someone who advocates for these actions.
  • See also

    * environmentalist