Examples of custody in a Sentence
She has sole custody of her daughter.
The judge granted custody to the grandparents.
The bank provides safe custody for valuables.
Recent Examples of custody from the Web
The government has until July 26 to reunite the thousands of migrant children in its custody with their families.
Earlier this week officials said at least one of the children in their custody might be a US citizen.
The video, which was being shared on Facebook earlier this week, shows officers scuffling with multiple people inside the bar about 2 a.m. Sunday and taking two into custody.
In a hearing over the matter on Tuesday, the DOJ informed the judge that, out of the 102 cases of younger children in its custody, not all can be currently be reunited with their families.
Officers found Galindo hiding in the basement and took him into custody, officials said.
Weist, who was 17 when the incident occurred, will be housed in the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections until his 21st birthday or the court terminates his IDJC custody, Decker said.
The Department of Health and Human Services has said that about 3,000 children were separated from parents and placed in its custody.
These services are generally provided to students in its custody through its contractors.
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CUSTODY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of custody for English Language Learners
law : the legal right to take care of a child (such as a child whose parents are divorced)
: the state of being kept in a prison or jail
: the act of protecting or taking care of something
CUSTODY Defined for Kids
Definition of custody for Students
- The boy is in the custody of his parents.
- The suspect has been taken into custody.
legal Definition of custody
Origin and Etymology of custody
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