keeper n

see keep, v.

  1. Animal trainer; zoo caretaker; one who tends wild creatures.
  2. Owner; legal possessor; authorized holder; [phrase “the Keeper of the Seal”: the Lord; the living Christ; He who has the sealing power; (see NW 1844: in Great Britain, the keeper of the great seal is a lord who deals with all royal grants, commissions, and charters).
  3. Steward; protector; guardian.
  4. Supervisor; superintendent; custodian.