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Synonyms for custody

Synonyms for (noun) custody

Synonyms: hands, custody Definition: (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child Usage: 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 the children

Similar words: safekeeping, guardianship, keeping Definition: the responsibility of a guardian or keeper Usage: he left his car in my keeping

Synonyms: custody Definition: holding by the police Usage: the suspect is in custody

Similar words: imprisonment, internment Definition: the act of confining someone in a prison (or as if in a prison)

Synonyms: hold, detention, custody, detainment Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) Usage: his detention was politically motivated; the prisoner is on hold; he is in the custody of police

Similar words: confinement Definition: the state of being confined Usage: he was held in confinement