custodial

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

Definition of custodial

  1. 1 a :  relating to guardianship b :  relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs <nursing and custodial care>

  2. 2 :  having sole or primary custody of a child <the custodial parent>

Examples of custodial in a sentence

  1. Her mother is the custodial parent.

1772

First Known Use of custodial

1772


CUSTODIAL Defined for English Language Learners

custodial

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

Definition of custodial for English Language Learners

  • 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


Medical Dictionary

custodial

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adjective cus·to·di·al \ˌkəs-ˈtōd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of custodial

  1. 1:  relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs <nursing and custodial care>

  2. 2:  having sole or primary custody of a child <the custodial parent>


Law Dictionary

custodial

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adjective cus·to·di·al \kə-ˈstō-dē-əl\

Legal Definition of custodial

  1. 1 :  occurring during or in connection with custody <a custodial interrogation>

  2. 2 :  having sole custody or custody a greater portion of the time <a custodial parent>


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