The term Warden is derived from the Middle English word “Wardein” and from the Anglo-French word, circa the 13th Century, “Gardein”, meaning guard or guardian.
The definition of the word Warden has many different meanings in today’s world, however its basic meaning is one having care of or being in charge of something with supervisory duties or with the enforcement of specified laws or regulations.
In Masonic terminology, he is the second Officer within the Masonic Blue Lodge. He presides over the Craft during the hours of labor.
The Senior Warden’s primary duty is to assist the Worshipful Master in opening and closing the Lodge. In the absence of the Worshipful Master, the Senior Warden presides over the Lodge.
Have a great day my brothers,
Resti Corpus, PM