guardian of the person

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

Someone appointed by a court to make personal decisions for a minor child or an incapacitated adult, commonly called a ward. Such decisions usually include day-to-day living arrangements, health care, education, and other matters related to the ward's comfort and well-being. A guardian of the person may also be called a personal guardian or conservator of the person. Compare: guardian of the estate

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.