Translation of "custody" - English-Japanese 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.

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.
He was taken into custody by Mexican authorities.

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