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    custody

    custody - Dictionary definition and meaning for word custody

    Definition
    (noun) a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    Synonyms : detainment , detention , hold
    Example Sentence
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police
    Definition
    (noun) holding by the police
    Example Sentence
    • the suspect is in custody
    Definition
    (noun) (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    Synonyms : hands
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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