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Synonyms for custodyˈkʌs tə di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, hands

  2. custody(noun)

    holding by the police

    "the suspect is in custody"

    Synonyms:
    detainment, hands, detention, hold

  3. hands, custody(noun)

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    detention, work force, detainment, workforce, custody, hands, manpower, men, hold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. custody

    Bonds may be of cord, leather, or any other substance that can bind; chains are of linked metal. Manacles and handcuffs are for the hands, fetters are primarily chains or jointed iron fastenings for the feet; gyves may be for either. A shackle is a metallic ring, clasp, or bracelet-like fastening for encircling and restraining a limb: commonly one of a pair, used either for hands or feet. Bonds, fetters, and chains are used in a general way for almost any form of restraint. Gyves is now wholly poetic, and the other words are mostly restricted to the literary style; handcuffs is the specific and irons the general term in popular usage; as, the prisoner was put in irons. Bonds, chains, and shackles are frequently used in the metaphorical sense.

    Synonyms:
    bondage, bonds, chains, durance, duress, fetter, gyves, handcuffs, imprisonment, irons, manacles, shackles

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. custody(n.)

    Synonyms:
    keeping, care, watch guardianship, protection, safekeeping


Translations for custody

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حبسArabic
  • Sorgerecht, Obhut, Haft, Verwahrung, AufbewahrungGerman
  • hallussapito, pidätys, huoltajuus, huostaFinnish
  • 保管, 養育権, 預かりJapanese
  • 拘留Korean
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian
  • omsorgsrettNorwegian Nynorsk
  • попече́ние, опе́ка, заключе́ние, содержа́ние, содержание под стражей, хранениеRussian
  • vesayet, gözaltına alınmak, sorumluluk, gözaltıTurkish

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