Definition of youth custody noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


youth custody

BrE BrE//ˌjuːθ ˈkʌstədi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌjuːθ ˈkʌstədi//
[uncountable] (British English) Prison
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a period of time when a young criminal is kept in a type of prison as a punishment He was sentenced to two years' youth custody. a youth custody centre See related entries: Prison