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cus·to·dy

 (kŭs′tə-dē)
n. pl. cus·to·dies
1. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court: an adult who was given custody of the child. See Synonyms at care.
2. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police: took the robbery suspect into custody.

[Middle English custodie, from Latin custōdia, from custōs, custōd-, guard; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

custody

(ˈkʌstədɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. (Law) the act of keeping safe or guarding, esp the right of guardianship of a minor
2. (Law) the state of being held by the police; arrest (esp in the phrases in custody, take into custody)
[C15: from Latin custōdia, from custōs guard, defender]
custodial adj

cus•to•dy

(ˈkʌs tə di)

n., pl. -dies.
1. keeping; guardianship; care.
2. the keeping or charge of officers of the law: in the custody of the police.
3. imprisonment; legal restraint: He was taken into custody.
4. (esp. in a divorce) the right of determining the residence, care, schooling, etc., of a child or children.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin custōdia a watching, watchman =custōd-, s. of custōs keeper + -ia -y3]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.custody - a state of being confined (usually for a short time)custody - 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"
confinement - the state of being confined; "he was held in confinement"
2.custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
internment, imprisonment - the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)
3.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"
safekeeping, guardianship, keeping - the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"

custody

noun
1. care, charge, protection, supervision, preservation, auspices, aegis, tutelage, guardianship, safekeeping, keeping, trusteeship, custodianship I'm taking him to court to get custody of the children.
2. imprisonment, detention, confinement, incarceration Three people appeared in court and two of them were remanded in custody.

custody

noun
1. The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing:
2. The state of being detained by legal authority:
Translations
إعْتِقال، حَبْسرِعايَة الأطفالوِصَايَة
opatrováníopatrovnictvípéčevazba
forældremyndighedforvaringvaretægtsfængsel
holhous
skrbništvo
forsjávarîhald
保護
보관
kardomasis kalinimas
aizbildnībaapcietinājumsarestsieslodzījums
fängsligt förvar
สิทธิ์ในการดูแลเด็ก
sự trông nom

custody

[ˈkʌstədɪ] N (Jur) [of children] → custodia f; (= police custody) → detención f
the mother has custody of the childrenla madre tiene la custodia de los hijos
to be in custodyestar detenido
to take sb into custodydetener a algn
in safe custodybajo custodia, en buenas manos, bajo segura custodia
in the custody ofal cargo or cuidado de, bajo la custodia de

custody

[ˈkʌstədi] n
[child] → garde f
to award sb custody → accorder la garde à qn
in the custody of → sous la garde de
(for offenders)détention f provisoire
to take sb into custody → placer qn en détention provisoire
to be remanded in custody → être placé(e) en détention provisoire
to be in police custody → être mis(e) en garde à vue protective custody

custody

n
(= keeping, guardianship)Obhut f; (of person)Obhut f, → Aufsicht f (→ of über +acc); (of object)Obhut f, → Aufbewahrung f (→ of +gen, → with bei); (Jur, of children) → Sorgerecht nt (→ of für, über +acc); (= guardianship)Vormundschaft f (→ of für, über +acc); to put or place something in somebody’s custodyetw jdm zur Aufbewahrung anvertrauen, etw in jds Obhut (acc)or Gewahrsam (acc)geben; the mother was awarded custody of the children after the divorceder Mutter wurde bei der Scheidung das Sorgerecht für or über die Kinder zugesprochen; he is in the custody of his auntseine Tante hat die Vormundschaft für or über ihn; the country’s future is placed in the custody of its teachersdie Zukunft des Landes liegt in den Händen der Lehrer; whilst these goods are in the custody of the policewährend sich die Gegenstände in Polizeiaufbewahrung befinden
(= police detention)(polizeilicher) Gewahrsam, Haft f; to take somebody into custodyjdn verhaften; he will be kept in custody until …er wird inhaftiert bleiben, bis …

custody

[ˈkʌstədɪ] n (Law) (of child) → custodia; (for offenders) → arresto; (police custody) → detenzione f (preventiva)
to take sb into custody → mettere qn in detenzione preventiva
in safe custody → al sicuro
in the custody of → alla custodia di

custody

(ˈkastədi) noun
1. care or keeping. The mother was awarded custody of the children by the court.
2. the care of police or prison authorities. The accused man is in custody.
cuˈstodian (-ˈstəu-) noun
a person who guards or takes care of something. the custodian of an art collection.

custody

وِصَايَة opatrovnictví forældremyndighed Obhut επιτήρηση custodia holhous garde de l'enfant skrbništvo custodia 保護 보관 voogdij forvaring nadzór custódia опека fängsligt förvar สิทธิ์ในการดูแลเด็ก koruma altına alma sự trông nom 拘留
References in classic literature ?
A LAWYER in whom an instinct of justice had survived the wreck of his ignorance of law was retained for the defence of a burglar whom the police had taken after a desperate struggle with someone not in custody.
After remaining at and about the spot for some time, with aimless irresolution, the three men returned to Leamington, told their astonishing story and were afterward taken into custody.
Under the Young Girl's blighting reign--or rather under the rule of those false Ministers of the Censure who have appointed themselves to the custody of her welfare--love
That, the man sitting as President had then informed Doctor Manette that the prisoner must remain in custody, but should, for his sake, be held inviolate in safe custody.
In the first place, then, this gentleman just arrived was no other person than Squire Western himself, who was come hither in pursuit of his daughter; and, had he fortunately been two hours earlier, he had not only found her, but his niece into the bargain; for such was the wife of Mr Fitzpatrick, who had run away with her five years before, out of the custody of that sage lady, Madam Western.
Those whom she sentenced were taken into custody by the soldiers, who of course had to leave off being arches to do this, so that by the end of half an hour or so there were no arches left, and all the players, except the King, the Queen, and Alice, were in custody and under sentence of execution.
Besides my plate and family pictures, household furniture of every kind, my own, my children's, and servants' apparel, they carried off about £900 sterling in money, and emptied the house of everything whatsoever, except a part of the kitchen furniture, not leaving a single book or paper in it, and have scattered or destroyed all the manuscripts and other papers I had been collecting for thirty years together, besides a great number of public papers in my custody.
It has now come to my knowledge that you lent him your carriage for his removal from town, and that you have even accepted papers from him for safe custody.
He then takes the criminal into custody till he hath made satisfaction; but if it be a crime punishable with death he is delivered over to the prosecutor, who may put him to death at his own discretion.
The personal fruition in any man, cannot reach to feel great riches: there is a custody of them; or a power of dole, and donative of them; or a fame of them; but no solid use to the owner.
It appeared, on full and careful investigation, that if the wreck of property remaining in the custody of Monks (which had never prospered either in his hands or in those of his mother) were equally divided between himself and Oliver, it would yield, to each, little more than three thousand pounds.
The only matter he could not settle satisfactorily was the safe custody of a thousand pieces of gold which he wished to leave behind him.