custody

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custody /ˈkʌstədi/ noun
custody
/ˈkʌstədi/
noun
Learner's definition of CUSTODY
[noncount]
law : the legal right to take care of a child (such as a child whose parents are divorced)
: the state of being kept in a prison or jail used after in or into
formal : the act of protecting or taking care of something often + of
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