What is custody?

  • (noun): Holding by the police.
    Example: "The suspect is in custody"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on custody:

Police Custody And Security Officer - Powers
... They have powers to transfer people in custody from any court, prison, police station or mental hospital to another have custody of persons held in legal custody on court premises (whether or not such ...
Short Creek Raid - Events
... The entire community was taken into custody, with the exception of six individuals who were found not to be fundamentalist Mormons ... Among those taken into custody were 263 children ... One hundred fifty of the children who were taken into custody were not permitted to return to their parents for more than two years, and some parents never regained ...
Custody (film)
... Custody is a 2007 Lifetime television movie, starring Rob Morrow, James Denton, and Kay Panabaker about a widower's fight for custody of his stepdaughter when ...
Custody - In Media and Entertainment
... Custody (1988 film), an Australian TV film featuring Peter Carroll Custody (film), a 2007 American TV film starring Rob Morrow "Custody" (Flashpoint), an episode of Flashpoint "Custody" (Law Order ...
La Dernière Femme - Plot
... When his wife leaves him for feminist reasons, he is left with custody of their son ... However, Gabrielle fights for custody of the child, and when Gérard's affair with Valérie threatens his custody chances, Gérard responds by mutilating himself ...

More definitions of "custody":

  • (noun): A state of being confined (usually for a short time).
    Example: "He is in the custody of police"
    Synonyms: detention, hold
  • (noun): (with 'in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child.
    Example: "Your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"
    Synonyms: hands