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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cus·to·dy /ˈkʌstədi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·to·dy n.
 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
    A fleet of thirty ships for the custody of the narrow seas.   --Bacon.
 2. Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
    Jailer, take him to thy custody.   --Shak.
 3. State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
 What pease will be given
 To us enslaved, but custody severe,
 And stripes and arbitrary punishment?   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: detention,
      2: holding by the police; "the suspect is in custody"
      3: (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" [syn: hands]