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custody

Social medicine The legal control of a child or other person, usually one who resides with a custodial guardian or parent. See Guardian.

cus·to·dy

(kŭs'tŏ-dē)
Care, guardianship, or control of a person or thing exercised by one in authority.
[L. custodia]

custody

(kŭs′tŏ-dē) [L. custodia, care, protection, watch]
1. Direct control or care by an agent or agency in charge.
2. Legal guardianship, as for a child.
3. Legal detention or incarceration by the police or other law enforcement agency.
4. Safekeeping of evidence, as of illegal drugs or weapons for presentation in a trial.
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He and correspondent Steve Kroft aired their report in November 1992, a highlight of which was secretly taped footage of a custodian puttering around his 35-foot yacht during school hours.
If a document custodian has a problem with a particular requirement, a representative should contact Freddie Mac's office of Institutional Credit Policy.
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The Cabinet expressed its congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on the summit's unprecedented success in its comprehensiveness and number of topics dealt with, commending the final statement issued by the summit and Riyadh Declaration.
At Riyadh Airbase Airport, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques was seen off by Prince Bandar bin Mohammed bin Abdurrahman; Prince Abdurrahman bin Abdullah bin Abdurrahman; Prince Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz; Prince Abdullah bin Musd bin Abdurrahman; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of Riyadh Region and a number of princes, ministers, senior civil and military officials and a group of citizens.
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Paul McCartney's childhood home in Forthlin Road, left; and, above, Colin Hall Sylvia Hall - temporary custodian of 20 Forthlin Road
To amend the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 to declare the Custodian, Deputy Custodian and Assistant Custodian of Enemy Properties as Estate Officer in respect of the enemy properties;
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Top secret COMSEC accounts will require four Soldiers with a top secret clearance; one to be the primary COMSEC custodian and the other to be the assistant COMSEC custodian.
As well, the transaction costs and custodial requirements may have been high, and dealing with the custodian intervention may have been too cumbersome for the business owner and his family.
When custodian Russell Brown arrived, he kicked and punched the dog until it let the boy go.