3. One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist. God knows how little time is left me, and may i be a good husband, to improve the short remnant left me. (Fuller)
Origin: oe. Hosebonde, husbonde, a husband, the master of the house or family, as. Hsbonda master of the house; hs house _ bunda, bonda, householder, husband; prob. Fr. Icel. Hsbondi house master, husband; hs house _ bandi dwelling, inhabiting, p.pr. Of ba to dwell; akin to as. Ban, goth. Bauan. See house be, and cf. Bond a slave, Boor.