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Definitions for custody
ˈkʌs tə dicus·tody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

    a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

    "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

  2. custody(noun)

    holding by the police

    "the suspect is in custody"

  3. hands, custody(noun)

    (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. custody(Noun)

    The legal right to take care of something or somebody, especially children.

    The court awarded custody to the child's father.

  2. custody(Noun)

    Temporary possession or care of somebody else's property.

    I couldn't pay the bill and now my passport is in custody of the hotel management.

  3. custody(Noun)

    The state of being imprisoned or detained, usually pending a trial.

    He was mistreated while in police custody.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Custody(noun)

    a keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security

    Etymology: [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. to hide, and E. hide. Seee Hide to cover.]

  2. Custody(noun)

    judicial or penal safe-keeping

    Etymology: [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. to hide, and E. hide. Seee Hide to cover.]

  3. Custody(noun)

    state of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment

    Etymology: [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. to hide, and E. hide. Seee Hide to cover.]

Freebase

  1. Custody

    Custody is a 2007 Lifetime television movie, starring Rob Morrow, James Denton, and Kay Panabaker about a widower's fight for custody of his stepdaughter when her birth father who abandoned her returns. Aired on September 8, 2007. It was filmed in and around Ottawa, ON on locations such as the University of Ottawa, Rideau Canal, and Le Chateau Montebello. It was based on the book "Figures of Echo", by Mary S. Herczog.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Custody

    kus′to-di, n. a watching or guarding: care: security: imprisonment.—adj. Custō′dial.—ns. Custō′dian, Cus′tode, Custō′dier, Cus′tos, one who has care, esp. of some public building. [L. custodia, from custos, custodis, a keeper.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. custody

    1. The responsibility for the control of, transfer and movement of, and access to, weapons and components. Custody also includes the maintenance of accountability for weapons and components. 2. Temporary restraint of a person.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'custody' in Nouns Frequency: #2308

How to pronounce custody?

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How to say custody in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of custody in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of custody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of custody in a Sentence

  1. Virginia Kice:

    In light of that, ICE officers took Mr. Maher into custody.

  2. Texas Police Chief David Carter:

    There was no ongoing threat, we had him in custody as soon as we arrived.

  3. Superintendent Garry McCarthy:

    If Mr. Brown is in custody, his son is alive.

  4. The US:

    This Court... recognizes that the pandemic may require temporary, emergency modifications to the immigration system to enhance public safety, but that is no excuse for DHS to skirt the fundamental humanitarian protections that the Flores Agreement guarantees for minors in their custody, especially when there is no persuasive evidence that hoteling is safer than licensed facilities.

  5. Winthai Suvaree:

    I am fairly certain nothing happened to the suspects while they were in military custody.

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Translations for custody

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  • حبسArabic
  • Sorgerecht, Obhut, Haft, Verwahrung, AufbewahrungGerman
  • hallussapito, pidätys, huoltajuus, huostaFinnish
  • gardeFrench
  • 保管, 養育権, 預かりJapanese
  • 拘留Korean
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
  • попече́ние, опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранениеRussian
  • vesayet, gözaltına alınmak, sorumluluk, gözaltıTurkish

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