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Meaning of custodial

cus•to•di•al

Pronunciation: (ku-stō'dē-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to custody.
  2. of, pertaining to, or appropriate to a custodian: a building superintendent's custodial duties.
  3. responsible for or providing protective supervision and guardianship rather than seeking to improve or cure: Overcrowding forces many mental hospitals to provide only custodial care.
—n.
  1. a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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