Definition of noncustodial
: 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
The judge favors non-custodial sentences for most first offenses.
First Known Use of noncustodial
NONCUSTODIAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Legal Definition of noncustodial
1 : not taking place while in custody <a noncustodial interrogation of a suspect>
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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