Translation of "custody" - English-Russian dictionary


noun [ U ] uk /ˈkʌstədi/ us

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

опека, попечение
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

взятие под стражу
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–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)