Textual thesaurus for "custody"

(noun) hands

(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

(noun) hold, detention, detainment

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