custody


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to custody: Child custody

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for Chidambaram said that the Congress should not be sent to judicial custody and can be sent to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody.
Sheharyar Khan, son-in-law of Rana Sanaullah, is already in police custody and on physical remand on charges of murder of Asif and Imran.
As part of his scrutiny ofCheshire Constabulary, police and crime commissioner David Keane asked the chief constable to draw up a Custody Continuous Improvement Plan to ensure the areas of concern were addressed.
'We assure the public that the PNP has rigid rules and policies on treatment of persons under police custody,' said Banac.
Staffordshire's independent custody visitors have met the gold criteria under the independent custody visiting association's quality assurance scheme.
The inaugural Independent Custody Visiting Association awards were presented at a ceremony at the House of Lords on Wednesday with Dyfed-Powys receiving the gold standard.
'How is it possible that my son who is in police custody in Delhi for last one month was nabbed on Thursday near Lal Qilla in Delhi?' asked Sajjad's father, Ghulam Nabi Khan.
In a tweet, he slammed the custody battle rumors by saying that there's no pending or any active case involving him and his baby mama.
The provision of an effective, comprehensive Custody Detention Officer Service which is responsible for the reception, detention, welfare and disposal of detainees and other attendees, whilst in the custody suite and whilst an investigation continues outside of custody.
"The reasons for the preventive custody of the accused persist," said Pavol Adam#269iak, spokesperson for the Bratislava Regional Court, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
According to NAB spokesman, the deceased was on judicial custody in Camp Jail Lahore on the orders of Accountability Court since October, 2018 and died in Services Hospital in judicial custody.
The judge handling the habeas corpus granted the request of the parents and guardians to have back their children, a week after they were taken custody by the authorities.