custody

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Synonyms for custody

Synonyms for custody

the function of watching, guarding, or overseeing

the state of being detained by legal authority

Synonyms for custody

a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

holding by the police

(with 'in') guardianship over

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Mixed up with the pleasure and joy of the occasion, are the many regrets at quitting home, the tears of parting between parent and child, the consciousness of leaving the dearest and kindest friends of the happiest portion of human life, to encounter its cares and troubles with others still untried and little known--natural feelings which we would not render this chapter mournful by describing, and which we should be still more unwilling to be supposed to ridicule.