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Synonyms for custody
ˈkʌs tə di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

    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. custody(noun)

    holding by the police

    "the suspect is in custody"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, hands, detention, hold

  3. hands, custody(noun)

    (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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. custody(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. custody(n)

    Synonyms:
    safe-keeping, care, imprisonment

How to pronounce custody?

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Karen
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Veena
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How to say custody in sign language?

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How to use custody in a sentence?

  1. Michael Fallon:

    Some 100 left during the course of the training by agreement with the Libyan authorities, the remainder have all now been returned properly to Libya, apart from five who remain in custody and a very small handful who have claimed asylum.

  2. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez:

    There is one person, a suspect, in custody and a second possible person of interest that was detained and being questioned.

  3. Ike Souzer:

    We just want his safe return back into custody.

  4. Elizardo Sanchez:

    That could indicate the start of the process ... under which around 50 Cuban political prisoners would be released from custody.

  5. Chicago Tribune:

    When the police arrived, Anthony Prate was taken into custody and is currently being held in CookCounty Jail without bond. Daniels grisly death has put the spotlight back on the bizarre events leading up to the death of Anthony Prate first wife, Bridget Prate, who died in 2011. CHICAGO TODDLER UNHURT AS FATHER AND ANOTHER MAN DIE IN GUNFIRE EXCHANGE In that incident, Anthony Prate claimed Anthony Prate overheard Anthony Prate wife talking to another man and said they were plotting to kill Anthony Prate. Anthony Prate dialed 911 and demanded that both Anthony Prate wife of nearly 20 years and the man she was talking to be arrested. When authorities arrived, Bridget Prate told them it had all been a big misunderstanding and the officers left. Anthony Prate was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23 death of Anthony Prate girlfriend Malgorzata Daniel, a 48-year-old nurse who authorities said was stabbed 30 times in her home. ( Cook County Jail) Less than a week later, she was dead. Police found Bridgets crumpled body under the dashboard of a car that crashed while Prate was driving. Anthony Prate told the police that Anthony Prate wife had unbuckled Bridget Prate seat belt to look for Bridget Prate purse and a water bottle just seconds before Anthony Prate lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the center line, and hit an oncoming car and a tree before coming to a stop. When paramedics arrived, three bystanders had surrounded the car while Anthony Prate attempted to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Anthony Prate wife. Bridget Prate didnt have a pulse and Bridget Prate wasnt breathing. One of the bystanders said Anthony Prate, who had suffered only minor injuries, looked frantic and shocked.


Translations for custody

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  • حبسArabic
  • Sorgerecht, Obhut, Haft, Verwahrung, AufbewahrungGerman
  • hallussapito, pidätys, huoltajuus, huostaFinnish
  • 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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