What is the meaning of custody?

noun

  • A state of being confined (usually for a short time. )
    • usage: "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"
  • Holding by the police.
    • usage: "the suspect is in custody"
  • With `in'. ( guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child)
    • usage: "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
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APAWordNet. (2010). custody. Retrieved February 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/custody/definitions/1193610
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "custody" http://smartdefine.org/custody/definitions/1193610 (accessed February 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, custody, Smart Define, viewed 23 February, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/custody/definitions/1193610>.
MLAWordNet. "custody" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/custody/definitions/1193610>
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