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Custody

Cus´to`dy   Pronunciation: k?s´t?-d?
n.1.A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
A fleet of thirty ships for the custody of the narrow seas.
- Bacon.
2.Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
Jailer, take him to thy custody.
- Shak.
3.State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
Noun1.custody - 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"
Synonyms: detention, hold
2.custody - holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
3.custody - (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"
Synonyms: hands

CUSTODY. The detainer of a person by virtue of a lawful authority. To be in custody, is to be lawfully detained under arrest. Vide 14 Vin. Ab. 359; 3 Chit. Pr. 355. In another sense, custody signifies having the care and possession of a thing; as, the chancellor is entitled to the custody as the keeper of the seal.

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