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custodial

adjective cus·to·di·al \ˌkəs-ˈtō-dē-əl\

law : having the responsibility for taking care of a child : having custody of a child

: relating to the care of a building, equipment, or land

law : involving punishment that requires a criminal to spend time in a prison

Full Definition of CUSTODIAL

1
a :  relating to guardianship
b :  relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs <nursing and custodial care>
2
:  having sole or primary custody of a child <the custodial parent>

Examples of CUSTODIAL

  1. Her mother is the custodial parent.

First Known Use of CUSTODIAL

1772

custodial

adjective cus·to·di·al \ˌkəs-ˈtōd-ē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUSTODIAL

1
:  relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs <nursing and custodial care>
2
:  having sole or primary custody of a child <the custodial parent>

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