custody

  1. a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  2. holding by the police
  3. (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child

Custody

when someone is held in detention for questioning, on remand or as a punishment - e.g., at the police station, a young offender institution, a secure training centre, or a prison

Custody

Possession of securities by a financial institution on behalf of others, for purposes of safekeeping.
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custody

[n] - holding by the police
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custody

The state of being held in confinement by the police or prison authorities. Following an arrest, a person may either be kept in custody or released on bail. ...
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Custody

Cus'to┬Ědy noun [ Latin custodia , from custos guard; probably akin to Greek .................. to hide, and English hide . See Hide to cover.] 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security. « A fleet of thirty ships...
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Custody

• (n.) A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security. • (n.) State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment. • (n.) Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
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custody

(from the article `family law`) Questions of custody cannot be determined solely by deduction from a rule of law. They require the exercise of judicial discretion that takes account ...
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custody

custody 1. The legal right and responsibility for raising a child and personally supervising the child's upbringing; especially, a person's right to keep the child in his or her home. 2. Detention by the police or other authorities; arrested and in custody: 'The police have taken the man into custody.' 3. The state of being held in another person...
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CUSTODY

Having rights to your child. Custody can be either legal, which means that you have the right to make important decisions about your child's welfare, or physical, which means that the child lives with and is raised by you.
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custody

Possession.
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custody

the safekeeping and administration of securities and financial instruments on behalf of others....
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Custody

The detention of an individual's person by virtue of lawful process or authority. To be in custody, is to be lawfully detained under arrest.
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Custody

It means the possession and control of a thing or person.1)Detention of a person who has committed any illegal act by police in prison after conviction of a crime or while awaiting trial. 2)In case of child custody after divorce the the legal aunthority given to one parent or sometimes both the parents jointly for the care,control and maintenance o...
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custody

Detention by the police or prison authorities.
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Custody

Detaining of a person by lawful process or authority to assure his/her appearance at any hearing; the jailing or imprisonment of a person convicted of a crime.
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Custody

When a person is kept in prison or a police cell.
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Custody

Authority by a person or guardian embodying all of the rights and responsibilities.
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Custody

(Of A Child) The legal authority to make decisions affecting a child's interests (legal custody) and the responsibility of taking care of the child (physical custody). When parents separate or divorce, they may share legal and physical custody, or one parent may have physical custody with the other parent having visitation. (See also: joint ...
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Custody

1) In family law, the right to make decisions about or physically live with a child. 2) Holding property under one's control. 3) Holding an accused or convicted person in the control of the state, beginning with the arrest of the person.
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