joint custody

noun

Definition of joint custody

: custody (the legal right to take care of a child) shared by two people
  • The divorced parents have joint custody.

Word by Word Definitions

joint play
  1. : the point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton with the parts that surround and support it

  2. : node

  3. : a part or space included between two articulations, knots, or nodes

  1. : united, combined

  2. : common to two or more: such as

  3. : involving the united activity of two or more

  1. : to unite by a joint : fit together

  2. : to provide with a joint : articulate

  3. : to prepare (something, such as a board) for joining by planing the edge

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


Law Dictionary

joint custody

legal Definition of joint custody

see custody b

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