Definition of custody in English:

custody

Line breaks: cus|tody
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌstədi
 
/

noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

custodial

Pronunciation: /kʌˈstəʊdɪəl/
adjective
More example sentences
  • In mitigation, John Topham said his client had no previous convictions and a custodial sentence was unnecessary.
  • He said that although the case was on the borderline of a custodial sentence, the magistrates imposed 12 weeks.
  • He also worked on a centralised custodial facility for Cheshire Police and a hospital in Manchester.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin custodia, from custos 'guardian'.

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