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n. a legal arrangement that places the care of a person and his or her property in the hands of another. When people are minors or are deemed incompetent by the court and therefore unable to make decisions about their own care or to manage their own affairs, a guardian is appointed by the court to manage their property, make personal decisions on their behalf, and provide for their care and well-being. See also conservatorship; limited guardianship.

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May 26th 2024



n. a test in which the participant, with the eyes open, extends a forefinger and touches the forefingers of the examiner. Knowing the location of the examiner’s fingers, the participant should then be able to touch them with eyes closed. Failure to do so is called past-pointing.