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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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The client's qualified custodian sends the client in writing an initial notice confirming the instruction and an annual notice reconfirming the instruction.
While the third-party custodian is a regulated trust company approved by the IRS, its sole obligation is to track and report to the IRS the contributions to and distributions from the account in order to maintain the tax-deferred status of the IRA or qualified plan.
The number of accounts served by fee-based financial advisor custodians will increase to 10.
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;
The PHIPAA is New Brunswick's proposed new health privacy legislation which will govern the manner in which personal health information may be collected, used and disclosed by health information 'custodians', individuals or organizations that act on their behalf and other persons who receive personal health information from custodians or their agents.
One kid climbed a fence, the dog jumped on him, and the custodian got the dog off of him.
Property must be transferred to a custodian who holds it as custodian for the minor under the relevant state's Gifts or Transfers to Minors Act.
When Houston Independent School District took that route, officials decided to hire third-party custodians for new schools as they're built.
This easy-to-follow document focuses on custodian "tips and tools" for minimizing staff and student exposure to common indoor air hazards.
81-70 study often requires the cooperation of one or more layers of nominees and custodians interposed between the corporation's transfer agent and the tax beneficial owner of a share of stock.
81 does not specifically address the auditors responsibility for auditing financial statement assertions about the ownership, existence and valuation of financial instruments, commodity contracts and similar instruments when a custodian performs services related to an entity's investments.