Definitions for custodialkʌˈstoʊ di əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cus•to•di•alkʌˈstoʊ di əl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to custody.

  2. of or pertaining to a custodian.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. providing protective supervision and guardianship rather than seeking to improve or cure:

    custodial care.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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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"


  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


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