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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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While all states are allowed to order joint custody, there is a new trend among state legislatures to provide more direction to the courts by both defining the term and encouraging the use of such orders.
Overall, the trend away from mother-only custody and toward shared custody is dramatic, representing a substantial change in the living situations of children of divorce over a relatively short period," says Maria Cancian, professor of public affairs and social work.
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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.
Previous studies of the factors influencing custody decision have been qualitative.
As one method of defining efficient capacity utilization, this article suggests an efficient prison system as one that has the exact number of beds to house each custody level for each gender.
The 10 custody units have been inspected by volunteers to check on the welfare of the people held in custody and the conditions they are kept in.
I have been an Independent custody visitor for 12 years, five of which were chairman of the north Wales panel of independent custody visitors.