Translation of "custody" - English-Italian dictionary

custody

noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈkʌs·tə·di/ us /ˈkʌs·tə·di/

the legal right to look after a child, especially when the child’s parents separate

custodia
When they divorced, it was Nicola who won custody of their two children. Quando hanno divorziato, Nicola ha ottenuto la custodia dei loro due bambini.

the state of being kept in prison, usually while you are waiting for a trial in court

custodia
He is being held in custody in Los Angeles charged with assault. È in custodia cautelare a Los Angeles accusato di aggressione.
He was taken into custody by Mexican authorities. È stato messo agli arresti dalle autorità messicane.

(Translation of “custody” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)