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Definition 1: holding by the police - [noun denoting act]

Samples where custody or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the suspect is in custody

(custody is a kind of ...) the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

Definition 2: (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child - [noun denoting act]

Samples where custody or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for custody in the sense of this definition

(custody is a kind of ...) the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

"he left his car in my keeping"

Definition 3: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where custody or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his detention was politically motivated
  • the prisoner is on hold
  • he is in the custody of police

Synonyms for custody in the sense of this definition

(custody is a kind of ...) the state of being confined

"he was held in confinement"

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