Translation of "custody" - English-Italian dictionary


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

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

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)