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1. custody

noun. ['ˈkʌstədi'] a state of being confined (usually for a short time).

Synonyms

  • detention
  • detainment
  • hold

Antonyms

  • surrender
  • exclude
  • start
  • let

Etymology

  • custodia (Latin)
  • custos (Latin)

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Rhymes with Custody

  • anybody
  • arkadi
  • briody
  • cannady
  • carmody
  • cassady
  • comedy
  • dermody
  • kanady
  • kennedy
  • labadie
  • malady
  • mcgillicuddy
  • melody
  • mohamadi
  • mullady
  • nobody
  • paradee
  • parody
  • prosody

How do you pronounce custody?

Pronounce custody as ˈkəstədi.

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Sentences with custody


1. Noun, singular or mass
The mother has the right to file a custody suit even if there is no current action for divorce.

Quotes about custody


1. I tell you, I'm half tempted to break into CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon out of CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon.
- Ally Carter, Only the Good Spy Young

2. I certainly hadn't expected to walk away from today's trip with joint custody of a miniature dragon.
- Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

2. custody

noun. ['ˈkʌstədi'] (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child.

Synonyms

  • keeping
  • safekeeping
  • hands

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • deny
  • enable
  • disagree

Etymology

  • custodia (Latin)
  • custos (Latin)

3. custody

noun. ['ˈkʌstədi'] holding by the police.

Synonyms

  • imprisonment

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • let go of

Etymology

  • custodia (Latin)
  • custos (Latin)
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