adjective \-kə-ˈstō-dē-əl\

: not living with your child or having the responsibility of caring for your child after a divorce, legal separation, etc. : not having custody

non-custodial : involving punishment that does not require a criminal to spend time in prison

Full Definition of NONCUSTODIAL

:  of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time


  1. The judge favors non-custodial sentences for most first offenses.

First Known Use of NONCUSTODIAL



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