Legal Definition and Related Resources of Curator

Meaning of Curator

One who has been legally appointed to take care of the interests of one who, on account of his youth, or defect of his understanding, or for some other cause, is unable to attend to them himself; a guardian. There are curators ad bona (of property) , who administer the estate of a minor, take care of his person, and intervene in all his contracts; curators ad litem (of suits), who assist the minor in courts of justice, and act as curators ad bona in cases where the interests of the curator are opposed to the interests of.the minor. Civ. Code La. arts. 357-366. There are also curators of insane persons (Id. art. 31), and of vacant successions and absent heirs (Id. arts. 1105, 1125).


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