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Definition of "custodial" []

  • Of or relating to the work of guarding or maintaining: the custodial duties of a security guard. (adjective)
  • Having custody, especially of a child: "children whose custodial parent has remarried” ( American Demographics). (adjective)
  • Of or relating to child custody: custodial households. (adjective)
  • Marked by care and supervision rather than efforts to cure: custodial treatment of terminal patients. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "custodial" in a sentence
  • "BNY Mellon provided the pension funds with what are known as "custodial" and back-office financial services."
  • ""[O] nce defendant was physically taken into custody and handcuffed, the potential for coercion was as great as that which inheres in custodial interrogation by a police officer, and ... administration of the Miranda warnings was required to dispel that potential coercion in order for defendant's statement to be admissible in a criminal trial.""
  • "The right way is called the custodial account; the wrong way is to do what all too many parents and grandparents do—open a joint account."
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