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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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Her daughter, Tiffany-Ann Carver, now 17, spent years in the custody of her father, a Hawthorne city employee who denies Jensen's claims.
South Wales Police Authority's Independent Custody Visiting volunteers went to custody suites 477 times in 2010-11.
Furthermore, they predicted that having at least one child with a history of mental health problems would be associated with a lower likelihood of the father getting sole custody The researchers also predicted that joint custody would be more likely when parents reported communicating with each other.
In the use for measuring efficient capacity, "error" is the difference between the approved capacity for each custody level and the custody level's inmate population.
Over the years, and not forgetting the building is 60 years old, we have found in the majority the custody area has been clean and tidy, with no cause for concern.
Standard Bank will initially provide custody services to local institutional investors and sub-custody services to foreign institutional investors.
Putting the child's welfare first also favored mothers over fathers, especially in custody cases involving young children.
A major segment of Breaking the Silence dealt with 16-year-old Fatima Alilire-Loeliger and her mother, Sadia Alilire, who had lost custody of the girl in 1998 to her father, Scott Loeliger, but then regained it.
In 2004/2005, 1,300 young people on average were in sentenced custody on any given day, down about 16% from 2003/2004 and down 50% since the YCJA went into effect.
Chief metropolitan magistrate Vidya Prakash extended Anurag's police custody till Tuesday, saying the plea for his custody was justified keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case and the role attributed to him.
PEOPLE had a unique insight behind the bars of Staffordshire Police's busiest custody centre in a live Twitter event.
Simon Meegan, Custody Inspector, Cheshire Constabulary