Definitions for custodialkʌˈstoʊ di əl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word custodial
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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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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