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Synonyms for custody
ˈkʌs tə dicus·tody

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. custody

    Bonds may be of cord, leather, or any other substance that can bind; chains are of linked metal. Manacles and handcuffs are for the hands, fetters are primarily chains or jointed iron fastenings for the feet; gyves may be for either. A shackle is a metallic ring, clasp, or bracelet-like fastening for encircling and restraining a limb: commonly one of a pair, used either for hands or feet. Bonds, fetters, and chains are used in a general way for almost any form of restraint. Gyves is now wholly poetic, and the other words are mostly restricted to the literary style; handcuffs is the specific and irons the general term in popular usage; as, the prisoner was put in irons. Bonds, chains, and shackles are frequently used in the metaphorical sense.

    Synonyms:
    bondage, bonds, chains, durance, duress, fetter, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles, shackles

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. custody

    Synonyms:
    keeping, guardianship, conservation, care

    Antonyms:
    neglect, betrayal, exposure, abandonment, desertion, liberation, jeopardy, discharge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custodynoun

    a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

    "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, hands

  2. custodynoun

    holding by the police

    "the suspect is in custody"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, hands, detention, hold

  3. hands, custodynoun

    (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child

    "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president's hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of the children"

    Synonyms:
    detention, work force, detainment, workforce, hands, manpower, men, hold

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. custodynoun

    Synonyms:
    keeping, care, watch guardianship, protection, safekeeping

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. custodynoun

    Synonyms:
    safe-keeping, care, imprisonment

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How to use custody in a sentence?

  1. New ZealandPolice SuperintendentPaul Basham:

    This was a fast-moving and extremely traumatic event for every person in the supermarket - for the victims who were stabbed, for those who were present who tried to intervene, and those who had to flee to a place of safety, while we are satisfied we have the person responsible in our custody, we are in the very early stages of our investigation into the circumstances.

  2. Hillsborough County:

    The actions of this man are deplorable, unacceptable, and disturbing, delgado was trusted to take care of this man and to protect him. He not only broke this trust but put this man in direct danger with his actions. I am very proud of our detectives who worked quickly to get this man in custody before he could hurt anyone else.

  3. Daniel Boria:

    A police officer arrived and put two and two together and put me in custody.

  4. Irwin Redlener:

    If I was running the training for agents, I'd say, William Schaffner're acting as a parental surrogate and as such have to pay attention as if this were William Schaffner own child, the government has taken custody of these children, and they have to own that responsibility. Irwin Redlener can't just take custody without responsibility.

  5. Police Chief Jon Belmar:

    I cannot tell you at this point that an arrest is imminent. There is certainly nobody in custody.

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Translations for custody

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  • حبسArabic
  • Sorgerecht, Obhut, Haft, Verwahrung, AufbewahrungGerman
  • hallussapito, pidätys, huoltajuus, huostaFinnish
  • gardeFrench
  • 保管, 養育権, 預かりJapanese
  • 拘留Korean
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
  • попече́ние, опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранениеRussian
  • vesayet, gözaltına alınmak, sorumluluk, gözaltıTurkish

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