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Definitions of custody

  1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. Judicial or penal safe-keeping. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Guardianship; care; restraint of liberty; imprisonment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A watching or guarding: care: security: imprisonment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A keeping; guardianship; restraint; imprisonment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Guardianship; security. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A guarding; a keeping; care or watch over for security or preservation; imprisonment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for custody

  1. But I will tell you the whole story: during the morning of the day when the robbery was committed I had returned to Princess Sonia Danidoff the pocket- book containing a hundred and twenty thousand francs which she had given into my custody a few days before; I could not refuse to give it to her when she asked for it, could I? – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  2. Fifty- seven of the most prominent burghers of the place were, however, excepted from the act of amnesty, and taken into custody as security for the future good conduct of the other citizens. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
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