noncustodial

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

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

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

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First Known Use of noncustodial

1965


NONCUSTODIAL Defined for English Language Learners

noncustodial

adjective

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

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

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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