1 legal right/duty to take care of sb/sth
ADJ. child a bitter child custody dispute | joint, sole | safe If valuables are placed in the safe, the hotel is responsible for their safe custody.
VERB + CUSTODY ask for, claim, demand, fight for, seek | award sb, give sb, grant sb The parents were given joint custody of the two children. | gain, get | have
CUSTODY + NOUN battle, dispute | hearing
PREP. ~ of
2 being guarded/kept in prison
ADJ. military, police The man died while in police custody. | protective The opposition leader has been taken into protective custody.
VERB + CUSTODY be remanded in, be taken into A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of an eight-year-old girl. | be held in, be kept in, be/remain in | escape from | be released from
PREP. in ~ She will remain in custody while reports are prepared about her mental condition. | out of ~ trying to keep young people out of custody