Simple Definition of custodial
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 in a sentence
Her mother is the custodial parent.
First Known Use of custodial
Legal Definition of custodial
1 : occurring during or in connection with custody <a custodial interrogation>
2 : having sole custody or custody a greater portion of the time <a custodial parent>
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