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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.
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cus·to·dy

(kŭs'tŏ-dē)
Care, guardianship, or control of a person or thing exercised by one in authority.
[L. custodia]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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The only time that we are confident of in the security of those under our custody is when they are inside the custodial center.
"Anybody that the court ordered, an accused to be committed there (Custodial center), we are ready whether or not it is Senator Trillanes," said Durana.
One aspect of the proposed regulations provides guidance for noncustodial parents to attach the copy of a properly executed Form 8332 or written declaration to their returns, or for a custodial parent to revoke the release.
One of the custodial officers, Corporal Rukia Yussuf Abdi Aden, said she had been taught resilience as a coping mechanism in a male-dominated environment.
Asset custody business has been growing significantly in China, with the growth of custodial assets surging over 50 percent for three straight years, the Association said in a report.
Among the suggestions made by Singhvi were installation of CCTV cameras in every police station, automatic suspension and departmental proceedings against errant cops, and a directive to lower courts to adopt a " zero tolerance" approach in complaints of custodial excesses.
I would request the judges as also to the government of the India to take into account not only the custodial deaths in one state but also in all the jails in the country.
Darren Alcock, 44, of Livingston Drive, Aigburth 8 x CTPTCOJ and 1x FBFR- 18-month custodial, 24-month driving ban.
Mr Grayling said: "It's outrageous that offenders who commit some truly horrific crimes in this country are automatically released from prison halfway through their custodial sentence, regardless of their behaviour, attitude and engagement in their own rehabilitation.
The parent was prosecuted under the Education Act 1996 for failing to ensure a child's attendance at school in the autumn term of 2011, and again on three counts in March 2012, where she received a six-week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months.
Statistics show the number of custodial sentences handed out to children in the city fell from 271 in 2008-09 to 242 in 2009-10, a drop of 11 per cent.
IN THE MANY DEBATES about the future of US education, I don't often hear mentioned the custodial function of schools.