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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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He then returned disconsolate into the kitchen, where he found Jones in the custody of his servants.
So Ali Cogia disappeared for an instant, and then pretended to lay a vase at the feet of the Cadi, declaring it was his vase, which he had given to the accused for safe custody; and in order to be quite correct, the Cadi asked the merchant if he recognised it as the same vase.
'You have got some friends of ours in your custody, master.'
'I have a good many people in my custody.' He glanced downward, as he spoke, into the jail: and the feeling that he could see into the different yards, and that he overlooked everything which was hidden from their view by the rugged walls, so lashed and goaded the mob, that they howled like wolves.
This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
Have you taken Kit into custody before he had time and opportunity to beat me!
In ten minutes more Captain Wragge had him in safe custody, and the horses started on their return journey.
"And THAT is quite impossible; for he is now in the custody of his friend, and Mr.
Convinced that they were spies sent on some sinister errand, they took them in custody, and set to work to drive in the horses.
The only comfort was the arrival the next morning of a strong packing case, locked, from Ross, the key being in the custody of Davenport.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 5 (ANI): After the Supreme Court rejected Congress leader P Chidambaram's appeal against the Delhi High Court order rejecting his anticipatory plea in the INX Media case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday pressed for his judicial custody at special CBI court at Rouse Avenue.
FAISALABAD -- Police have taken into custody the personal secretary to former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan in connection with a double murder case, sources say.
Coinbase announced in a blog post that Coinbase Custody has completed an acquisition of Xapo's institutional businesses.
A number of measures have been introduced to improve conditions for detainees and provide more protection for custody staff inCheshire.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) said Friday it is open to any investigation to be conducted by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the deaths of suspects while in police custody.