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