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"
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.
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
Origin: [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
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- Sorgerecht, Obhut, Haft, Verwahrung, AufbewahrungGerman
- hallussapito, pidätys, huoltajuus, huostaFinnish
- 保管, 養育権, 預かりJapanese
- omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
- попече́ние, опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранениеRussian
- vesayet, gözaltına alınmak, sorumluluk, gözaltıTurkish
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