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- 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.
Terms derived from custody
legal right to take care of something or somebody
state of being imprisoned or detained
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Translations to be checked
- custody in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- custody in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- custody at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Custódia , Priberam Dictionary]