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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUSTODY

Yes, he had replaced it—because he was responsible for its custody.

Neither was he aware that Arthur had been taken into custody.

He was admitted, and recognized the poor negro, now in custody as a recaptured slave.

A hundred were already in custody, and more were taken every hour.

The inmates had fled or been taken into custody, he could not say which.

When these were completed and signed the accused was discharged from custody.

If he be not speedily removed, I 'll order him into the custody of the police.

Father and mother have equal guardianship and custody of minor children.

At his death the mother is entitled to the guardianship and custody.

On the contrary, the girl, blame her, has got three of my best men in custody!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin custodia "guarding, watching, keeping," from custos (genitive custodis) "guardian, keeper, protector," from PIE *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal" (see hide (n.1)).

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