custodial, tutelary, tutelar(adj)
providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
"daycare that is educational and not just custodial"; "a guardian angel"; "tutelary gods"
Providing protection, care, supervision or guarding
Of, pertaining to or providing custody, especially of a child
Providing punishment by incarceration
Origin: From custody + -al; confer French .
relating to custody or guardianship
Origin: [Cf. F. custodial, fr. L. custodia. See Custody.]
The numerical value of custodial in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of custodial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We welcome the decision that came this afternoon, it gives justice to the little girl, her parents, and the community. We will ask the judge for a lengthy custodial sentence. We will not dictate the length of that sentence.
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.
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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