Definitions for custodialkʌˈstoʊ di əl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word custodial

Princeton's WordNet

  1. custodial, tutelary, tutelar(adj)

    providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding

    "daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"

Wiktionary

  1. custodial(Adjective)

    Providing protection, care, supervision or guarding

  2. custodial(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to or providing custody, especially of a child

  3. custodial(Adjective)

    Providing punishment by incarceration

  4. Origin: From custody + -al; confer French .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Custodial(adj)

    relating to custody or guardianship

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. custodial, fr. L. custodia. See Custody.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Shekhar Saxena:

    Many (rich) countries are devoting enough resources but the utilization of those resources is not optimum. Too many efforts are being made for people who are in-patients in mental hospitals and otherwise in custodial care and too few resources are spent on community care.

  2. Leo Terrell:

    She has damaged her chances for future custodial rights, she disobeyed a court order to return the children. A writ of habeas corpus was filed by the ex-husband and granted by a New York Court ordering her to turn over the children to the paternal grandmother. Kelly received bad legal advice to defy the court order.

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