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Translation of "custody" - English-Portuguese dictionary

custody

noun [no plural]   /ˈkʌs·tə·di/
the legal right to look after a child, especially when the child’s parents separate guarda 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 custódia, prisão preventiva He is being held in custody in Los Angeles charged with assault. He was taken into custody by Mexican authorities.
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