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Conservatorship is a legal concept in the United States of America, where an entity or organization is subjected to the legal control of an external entity or organization, known as a conservator.  Conservatorship is established either by court order or via a statutory or regulatory authority.  Some jurisdictions use the term “guardianship” to refer to the same legal principle.  In all jurisdictions that have adopted the Uniform Probate Code, a conservator, who is granted control of the protected person’s estate is distinguished from a guardian, who is granted control of the protected person’s “person.”


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