Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Custody"

The meaning of "Custody" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does custody mean?
A: The context of the word changes the meaning a bit.

To have custody of something means you have ownership over or guardianship/care of something.

Example:
The children were in the custody of their Grandparents.

The State has custody of the artifacts.

to be in custody usually has the context of being imprisoned.

Example:
He was arrested and taken into custody.


Hope that helps!
Q: What does custody mean?
A: It means care,protection
Q: What does custody mean?
A: The police have taken the suspect into custody.

After the divorce, the mother had custody of the child.
Q: What does "to establish custody" mean?
A: To determine ownership or possession of.

Example sentences using "Custody"

Q: Please show me example sentences with be in the custody of.
A: I now have custody of all my fathers books.
Q: Please show me example sentences with custody.
A: He and his ex-wife were in the middle of a battle over the custody of their children.

The criminal is now in police custody.


Q: Please show me example sentences with custody.
A: The mother has full custody of the child, while the father has none.

Synonyms of "Custody" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between be taken into custody and be remanded into custody ?
A: Being taken into custody means just to be arrested

Being remanded into custody means to be taken into custody until a later trial date
Q: What is the difference between custody and detain and arrest ?
A: To be in custody means the cops have you. It can be either detained or arrested
Eg. The guy was held in custody until the cops figured out the truth.

Detained means the cops are holding you to question you. You may be in the back or the police car, in cuffs, or at their station. You are suspected or something so they want to ask questions and gather evidence. I believe they have laws how long they can hold you without you being charged. (Like a couple days(?))

Eg. The police didn’t know which of the 3 men stole the purse so they detained all 3 to figure it out.

Once charges are pressed then you are arrested which means you’re locked up behind bars to serve a certain amount of time for the crime.

Eg. The man was arrested for stealing the groceries. He’s now in the county jail.
Q: What is the difference between Released from custody and bail ?
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Q: What is the difference between custody and detention ?
A: Custody means the protective care or guardianship of someone or something. It can also mean imprisonment.
Detention means the punishment of being kept in school after hours. It can also mean the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody, especially as a political prisoner.

Simpler version:
Custody is typically used in terms of guardianship or imprisonment.
Detention is typically used in terms of staying after school as a punishment, but it is sometimes used as a term for political prisoners.

Translations of "Custody"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? custody
A: /ˈkəstədē/
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? custody
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Other questions about "Custody"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce custody.
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Q: On what charge were they taken into custody? Does this sound natural?
A: Yes, it's correct :)
Q: She insisted her custody but she is a working mom and can't afford to care of her baby well Does this sound natural?
A: Good, besides a few places to re-word. Add "on," "having," and "take care."

The sentence would be: "She insisted on having custody, but she is a working mom and can't afford to take care of her baby."

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