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See definition of custody on Dictionary.com
  • nounsupervision, charge of something
  • nounconfinement, jailing

synonyms for custody

  • care
  • guardianship
  • protection
  • aegis
  • auspices
  • conservation
  • custodianship
  • keeping
  • management
  • observation
  • preservation
  • safekeeping
  • salvation
  • superintendence
  • trusteeship
  • ward
  • watch
  • tute-lage
  • wardship
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antonyms for custody

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  • destruction
  • neglect
  • waste
  • freedom
  • liberation
  • liberty
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How to use custody in a sentence

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.
A WOMAN IN ICE DETENTION SAYS HER FALLOPIAN TUBE WAS REMOVED WITHOUT HER CONSENTNICOLE NAREASEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
In the spring of 2015, the death of Freddie Gray, 25, from injuries sustained in police custody brought demonstrators into the streets of Baltimore.
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Hundreds of protesters gathered, but many of them were immediately taken into custody.
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By Simonis’s own estimation, the scientist spent around eight hours in the agents’ custody.
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Courts have also had trouble enforcing the orders and continuing to receive information from the government about migrants in its custody, she said.
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The Community Review Board on Police Practices reviews all SDPD officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths.
POLICE REVIEW BOARD WAS DENIED DOCS, INTERVIEWS IN 2015 SHOOTING REVIEWSARA LIBBYJULY 22, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
The 'cage' was simply an arrangement for 'straiter custody,' though but rarely judged necessary in the case of ladies.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
But if an officer touches you and takes you into custody there is an arrest even though you run away afterward.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
And he went, and defeated the army of Demetrius: and took him, and brought him to Arsaces, and he put him into custody.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CUSTODY

  • bondage
  • committal
  • confinement
  • constraint
  • custody
  • durance
  • duress
  • enslavement
  • enthrallment
  • entombment
  • impoundment
  • imprisonment
  • incarceration
  • internment
  • jail
  • limbo
  • restraint
  • serfdom
  • servitude
  • slavery
  • subjection
  • thralldom
  • vassalage
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