Custody

What is Custody ?

Custody is (noun) 1. keeping The jewels were in the custody of the manager, and he had placed them in the hotel safe. to take someone into custody to arrest someone The three fans were taken into police custody. 2. the right of keeping and looking after a child When they were divorced, she was granted custody of the children. (NOTE: no plural)

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level