guardian by statute or testamentary guardian

guardian by statute or testamentary guardian
A guardian by statute or testamentary guardian is a guardian appointed for a child by the deed or last will of the father, and who has the custody both of his person and estate until the attainment of full age. This kind of guardianship is founded on the English statute of 12 Car. II, c. 24, and has been extensively adopted in this country. 1 Bl.Comm. 462.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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