Custody

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British pronunciation/kˈʌstədi/
American pronunciation/ˈkəstədi/
Custody
01

a state in which a person is kept in jail or prison, particularly while waiting to be tried

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02

the legal right to keep a thing or to take care of a person

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03

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

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The police took the suspect into custody.
The police held the suspect in custody for questioning.
Right now, the family is actively bailing the defendant out of custody.
The identified suspect was taken into custody by the police.
The caught thief was taken into custody by the police.
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