Part of speech: noun

A keeping; guardianship; restraint; imprisonment.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009.