- keeping; guardianship; care.
- the keeping or charge of officers of the law: The car was held in the custody of the police.
- imprisonment; legal restraint: He was taken into custody.
- Also called child custody. Law. the right of determining the residence, protection, care, and education of a minor child or children, especially in a divorce or separation.Compare joint custody, sole custody.
supervision, charge of something
- Pauline Binam, a 30-year-old former detainee at Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, had been in custody for about two years when she started having irregular menstrual bleeding.
- In the spring of 2015, the death of Freddie Gray, 25, from injuries sustained in police custody brought demonstrators into the streets of Baltimore.
- Hundreds of protesters gathered, but many of them were immediately taken into custody.
- By Simonis’s own estimation, the scientist spent around eight hours in the agents’ custody.
- Courts have also had trouble enforcing the orders and continuing to receive information from the government about migrants in its custody, she said.
- If she got caught with a shank, they would up her custody level.
- While Faal and Njie are in U.S. custody, the whereabouts of the other survivors is unknown.
- Parents who want to transfer custody of a child to someone other than a relative must seek permission from a judge.
- But until recently, there was no requirement for government agencies to report deaths in police custody.
- During two years in Iranian custody, Abdolhamid provided crucial details of how Jundullah operated.
- Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
- The 'cage' was simply an arrangement for 'straiter custody,' though but rarely judged necessary in the case of ladies.
- But if an officer touches you and takes you into custody there is an arrest even though you run away afterward.
- And he went, and defeated the army of Demetrius: and took him, and brought him to Arsaces, and he put him into custody.
- This evening my wife gives me all my linen, which I have put up, and intend to keep it now in my own custody.