Synonyms of custody


1. detention, detainment, hold, custody, confinement

usage: 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"

2. custody, imprisonment, internment

usage: holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"

3. hands, custody, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping

usage: (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"

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