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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.
- (Roman Catholicism) An area under the jurisdiction of a custos within the Order of Friars Minor.
- The Custody of the Holy Land includes the monasteries of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem.
Terms derived from custody
legal right to take care of something or somebody
state of being imprisoned or detained
Franciscan administrative unit
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
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]