Definition of custodial
1a : relating to guardianshipb : 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.
Recent Examples of custodial from the Web
He was booked into the Ada County Jail just before 10 p.m. Thursday on two counts of felony custodial interference.
South Florida media outlets reported last November on the abduction of Edwards' son, Xzavius Edwards III, by his non-custodial mother from an aunt’s house.
A custodial worker is providing more than just clean rooms to patients in Arizona, as he’s tapped into his musical talents to help bring them peace during their stay.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, woman abducted her children on Sept. 26 from their custodial grandparents' home, prompting authorities to issue an Amber Alert.
Later in the day, a group of custodial workers came to consult her.
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First Known Use of custodial
CUSTODIAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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