Words Like CUSTODY

We have put together a list of words that are similar to CUSTODY.

6 Alternative Words Similar to custody

1 Detention Noun      Synonym Words Like Detention
2 Detainment Noun      Synonym Words Like Detainment
3 Hold Noun      Synonym Words Like Hold
4 Confinement Noun      Synonym Words Like Confinement
5 Guardianship Noun      Synonym Words Like Guardianship
6 Keeping Noun      Synonym Words Like Keeping

5 examples of custody

1 the mother was awarded custody of the children
2 your guests are now in my custody
3 too much power in the president's hands
4 he is in the custody of police
5 the prisoner is on hold

10 definitions of custody

1 A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
2 Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
3 State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
4 (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
5 a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
6 holding by the police
7 The act or right of guarding, especially such a right granted by a court: an adult who was given custody of the child.
8 Care, supervision, and control exerted by one in charge. See Synonyms at care.
9 The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police: took the robbery suspect into custody.
10 A keeping; a guarding; care, watch, inspection, or detention, for preservation or security: as, the prisoner was committed to the custody of the sheriff.
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