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protective custodynoun [U]

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a safe place, sometimes prison, where someone is kept by the police for their own safety
Translations of “protective custody”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護拘留所,保護監獄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护性拘留所,保护性监狱…
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