noncustodial

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adjective non·cus·to·di·al \-kə-ˈstō-dē-əl\

Definition of noncustodial

  1. :  of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time

Examples of noncustodial in a sentence

  1. The judge favors non-custodial sentences for most first offenses.

1973

First Known Use of noncustodial

1973


NONCUSTODIAL Defined for English Language Learners

noncustodial

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adjective non·cus·to·di·al \-kə-ˈstō-dē-əl\

Definition of noncustodial for English Language Learners

  • : not living with your child or having the responsibility of caring for your child after a divorce, legal separation, etc. : not having custody

  • non-custodial : involving punishment that does not require a criminal to spend time in prison


Law Dictionary

noncustodial

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adjective non·cus·to·di·al \ˌnän-kə-ˈstō-dē-əl\

Legal Definition of noncustodial

  1. 1 :  not taking place while in custody <a noncustodial interrogation of a suspect>

  2. 2 :  of or being a parent who does not have sole custody of a child or who has custody a smaller portion of the time


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