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
McManus said his department didn't have jurisdiction to hold the migrants and Homeland Security agents had access and were not prevented from taking anyone into custody.
It’s taken five police officers to get him into custody [before].
Matthew Drose of West Allis was taken into custody about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
The juvenile was taken into custody and charged with several offenses including possession of a facsimile firearm, possession of marijuana and breach of peace.
The chase ended a short time later at Galbraith and Reading roads, where the two suspects were taken into custody without further incident, according to police.
After Roberts was taken into custody, troopers found 74 pounds of marijuana and some cocaine in his vehicle, officials said.
The dog died at the scene and its owner was taken into custody on a charge of resisting arrest.
After bailing on the bus, he was caught by police and taken back into custody.
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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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