Translation of "custody" - English-Spanish 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-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkastədi/

care or keeping

The mother was awarded custody of the children by the court.

the care of police or prison authorities

The accused man is in custody.
custodian /-ˈstəu-/ noun

a person who guards or takes care of something

the custodian of an art collection.

(Translation of “custody” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)