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Overview of noun custody

The noun custody has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) detention, detainment, hold, custody

(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")

2. custody

(holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody")

3. hands, custody

((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 the children") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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