Thesaurus for custody
Pronunciation of custody: K AH1 S T AH0 D IY0
Number of syllables of custody: 3
Pronunciation Video of custody
Definition of custody
- (n): (with `in'') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child; "my fate is in your hands"; "too much power in the president''s hands"; "your guests are now in my custody"; "the mother was awarded custody of
- (n): holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
- (n): a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"