What does the word custody mean?

Usage examples for custody

  1. " And I'll tell you what, Wilton, I shall have to take you into custody if you don't come down to straight business. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  2. Here a police agent and some gendarmes interrupted his eloquence by taking him into custody. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. " I will have you in custody, or there is no law in Quebec," was the acrid set- out. – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009