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  1. cus·to·dy
    IPA[ˈkəstədē]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: custody

    • noun

      the protective care or guardianship of someone or something:

      responsibility for the care, maintenance, and upbringing of a child or children:

    • noun

      the detention of a person for their own protection:
    • noun

      legal custody of a child or children that is shared by both parents after divorce or separation:
    • noun

      the detention of a person for their own protection:
    • noun

      legal custody of a child or children that is shared by both parents after divorce or separation:
    • noun

      (formerly in the UK) a centre for the detention of criminals between the ages of 15 and 20 for periods exceeding four months, replaced by young offender institutions.
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