Definitions of custos:
  • noun:   (obsolete) A warden.
  • noun:   (Roman Catholicism) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a custody of the order.
  • noun:   (music, historical) In older forms of musical notation, an indication, at the end of a line of music, of the first note of the next line.

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