protective custody Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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protective custodynoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​safeplace, sometimes ​prison, where someone is ​kept by the ​police for ​their own ​safety
(Definition of protective custody from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “protective custody”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护性拘留所,保护性监狱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護拘留所,保護監獄…
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