custody  

  • Pronunciation of custody: K AH1 S T AH0 D IY0

  • Number of syllables of custody: 3

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  • 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"  

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