detention, detainment, hold, custodynoun
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"
holding by the police
"the suspect is in custody"
(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"
The legal right to take care of something or somebody, especially children.
The court awarded custody to the child's father.
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.
The state of being imprisoned or detained, usually pending a trial.
He was mistreated while in police custody.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: custodia, Latin.
The council remonstranced unto queen Elizabeth I the conspiracies against her life, and therefore they advised her, that she should go less abroad weakly attended, as she used; but the queen answered, she had rather be dead than put in custody. Francis Bacon, Apophthegms.
For us enslav’d, is custody severe,
And stripes, and arbitrary punishment
Inflicted? John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 335.
Under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari, shall be the boards of the tabernacle. Num. iii. 36.
We being strangers here, how dar’st thou trust
So great a charge from thine own custody. William Shakespeare.
An offence it were, rashly to depart out of the city committed to their custody. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
There is generally but one coin stampt upon the occasion, which is made a present to the person who is celebrated on it: by this means the whole fame is in his own custody. Addison.
There was prepared a fleet of thirty ships for the custody of the narrow seas. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.
a keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security
judicial or penal safe-keeping
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.]
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
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. 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
Rank popularity for the word 'custody' in Nouns Frequency: #2308
The numerical value of custody in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of custody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
As officers attempted to take the subject into custody, he shot two officers and fled the scene in a stolen patrol car.
So between now and then, Hakeem will have to be in custody for at least until August.
Our nation has a proud history of immigration, but we are also a nation governed by laws specifically designed to protect its citizens and residents. ERO deportation officers are committed to enforcing the immigration laws set forth by our legislators, of those arrested during this operation, nine were released from New York custody with an active detainer, which poses an increased risk to the officers and the community.
Across the country the ACLU is pushing for no bail or drastically reduced bail similar to what the hate-filled repeat offender Darrell Brooks was out on prior to him running down and killing innocent people at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade, if Brooks was held in custody for his most recent offense on a bail amount commensurate with his extensive criminal history then those innocent parade goers would be alive today.
If somebody is unwilling to claim their child from custody because they're concerned about their own immigration status, I think that de facto calls into question whether they're an adequate sponsor and whether we should be releasing the child to that person.
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- Sorgerecht, Aufbewahrung, Verwahrung, Obhut, HaftGerman
- hallussapito, huosta, huoltajuus, pidätysFinnish
- 養育権, 預かり, 保管Japanese
- omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
- опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранение, попече́ниеRussian
- sorumluluk, gözaltına alınmak, vesayet, gözaltıTurkish
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