custody battle

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of custody battle

: a legal fight between divorced parents about who will take care of a child
  • a bitter custody battle

Word by Word Definitions

custody play
  1. : immediate charge and control (as over a ward or a suspect) exercised by a person or an authority

battle play
  1. : battalion

  2. : a combat between two persons

  3. : a general encounter between armies, ships of war, or aircraft

  1. : to engage in combat between individuals or armed forces : to engage in battle : fight

  2. : to contend with full strength, vigor, skill, or resources : struggle

  3. : to fight or struggle against

  1. : to fortify with battlements


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