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  Definition of Custody
  1. (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
  2. holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
  3. 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"
Similar Words: hands, detention, hold

 

Derivational Morphology: restrain, confine, hold, detain

 

 
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