custody

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkʌstədi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkʌstədi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kustə dē)

Inflections of 'custody' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": custodies
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custody

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [shared, joint, weekend, sole, child, preventive] custody
  2. have [shared] custody of the [children, child]
  3. have agreed to [shared, joint] custody
  4. Custody has been awarded to the [mother].
  5. [requested, demanded, filed for] custody of (the children)
  6. was taken into custody
  7. [She, The suspect] is being held in custody.
  8. held in custody in [connection to, accordance with]
  9. is in custody for questioning
  10. The [goods, items, valuables] were held in custody.
  11. in the custody of the [sheriff, police]
n as adj
  1. a custody [lawyer, case, subject, hearing]
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