Dictionary Results for custody


1. 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"

Synonym(s): detention, detainment, hold

Hypernym(s): confinement




2. custody - noun

· holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"

Hypernym(s): imprisonment, internment




3. 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"

Synonym(s): hands

Hypernym(s): guardianship, keeping, safekeeping





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