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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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Mitch Dufresne, the acting director of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, encouraged members of the female custodial corps to network and set goals that would enable them to assume decision-making roles at work.
In a statement sent to reporters, the inmates said Malana is a good officer who effectively and efficiently manages the Custodial Center which had currently 75 inmates.
David Kelly, 47, from Southern Crescent, Toxteth 1 x CTPTCOJ - Six- year custodial.
In the West Midlands as a whole the number of custodial sentences handed out fell from 781 in 2008-09 to 618 in 2009-10, a drop of 21 per cent.
Divorce attorneys do not always know how child support payments made directly to a custodial parent interact with "means-tested" government benefit programs like SSI and Medicaid, or that these unintended consequences can be avoided with a few careful steps.
JUDGES and magistrates are giving young offenders custodial sentences at more than three times the rate recommended by experts, according to new figures.
The custodial or judicial deaths are quite common in all countries and there is no need for BBC or anybody else to bring only India under the microscope.
The program also provides cost recovery for state and federal government through retention of all or most child support dollars paid when custodial families receive cash assistance through Title IV-A.
Investigators assigned to conduct criminal investigations and custodial interrogations have the common goal of uncovering the truth.
First, I took my original college funds, which were in custodial accounts, and converted them to 529 plans.
I shared the library late shift with custodial workers who routinely passed by me picking up trash, sweeping, and vacuuming.
The agency could not therefore justify her apprehension from her father's care (the father is the custodial parent).