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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. Silky Shah:

    The death toll amassed by ICE is unacceptable and has proven that they can not be trusted to care for immigrants in their custody.

  2. Brandon Judd:

    Once they [the migrants] enter the country, even if we [border patrol agents] are standing at the border with our hands out saying, ‘Don’t enter, don’t enter,’ all they have to do is cross one foot into the border and we have to take them into custody, if they ask for asylum or say I fear to go back to my country, then we have to process them under ‘credible fear’ which allows them to be released into our country.

  3. Doug Hughes:

    The administration was who I needed to notify because I needed to notify the people who could make the decision to stand down on shooting me down, and would let me land and take me into custody alive on the other end.

  4. Lorenzo Davis:

    Deadly force is the last-resort measure. You only use that after you have exhausted all other means of putting somebody in custody, in this particular case, Officer Fry who fired the shots, he did not chase Mr. Chatman. He did not shout a warning. He did not use his radio to give direction of flight. He simply pointed his gun until he had a clear shot.

  5. Sean Pritchard:

    Across the country the ACLU is pushing for no bail or drastically reduced bail similar to what the hate-filled repeat offender Darrell Brooks was out on prior to him running down and killing innocent people at the Waukesha, Wisconsin, Christmas parade, if Brooks was held in custody for his most recent offense on a bail amount commensurate with his extensive criminal history then those innocent parade goers would be alive today.


Translations for custody

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  • حبسArabic
  • Sorgerecht, Aufbewahrung, Verwahrung, Obhut, HaftGerman
  • hallussapito, huosta, huoltajuus, pidätysFinnish
  • gardeFrench
  • 養育権, 預かり, 保管Japanese
  • 拘留Korean
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
  • опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранение, попече́ниеRussian
  • sorumluluk, gözaltına alınmak, vesayet, gözaltıTurkish

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