Definition of custodial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstəʊdiəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊdiəl//
    [usually before noun] (law) Types of punishment, Separation
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  1. 1involving sending somebody to prison The judge gave him a custodial sentence (= sent him to prison). See related entries: Types of punishment
  2. 2connected with the right or duty of taking care of somebody; having custody The mother is usually the custodial parent after a divorce. See related entries: Separation
  3. opposite non-custodial
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