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Custody meaning

custody - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
  2. 2. Judicial or penal safe- keeping.
  3. 3. State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
  4. 4. A watching; guarding; care; imprisonment.

custody - examples of usage

  1. And so after a stiff lecture from the Colonel he was finally given back into the custody of his father. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. He was ordered into custody, with the threat, that " If he was found to have broken his parole, he would be hanged in the morning to yonder tree." - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. The men were given into her custody and on her return home Powhatan was much pleased with his daughter's embassy. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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