keeping in custody


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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • custody — cus·to·dy n [Latin custodia, from custod custos guardian]: care or control exercised by a person or authority over something or someone: as a: supervision and control over property that usu. includes liability for damage that may occur b: care… …   Law dictionary

  • Custody — Cus to*dy (k?s t? d?), n. [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. ?????? to hide, and E. hide. Seee {Hide} to cover.] 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security. [1913 Webster] A fleet of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keeping — Keep ing, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster] His happiness is in his own keeping. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Keeping room — Keeping Keep ing, n. 1. A holding; restraint; custody; guard; charge; care; preservation. [1913 Webster] His happiness is in his own keeping. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Maintenance; support; provision; feed; as, the cattle have good keeping. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • custody — [kus′tə dē] n. pl. custodies [ME custodie < L custodia < custos, a guard, keeper < IE * (s)keudh < base * (s)keus , to cover > SKY] 1. a guarding or keeping safe; care; protection; guardianship 2. the right of having one s children …   English World dictionary

  • keeping — index administration, charge (custody), compliance, conservation, constraint (imprisonment), control ( …   Law dictionary

  • custody — [n1] supervision, charge of something aegis, auspices, care, conservation, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, management, observation, preservation, protection, safekeeping, salvation, superintendence, trusteeship, tute lage, ward, wardship,… …   New thesaurus

  • keeping — [kēp′iŋ] n. 1. observance (of a rule, holiday, promise, etc.) 2. care; custody; charge 3. maintenance or means of maintenance; keep 4. the condition in which something is kept 5. reservation for future use; preservation in keeping with in… …   English World dictionary

  • custody — mid 15c., from L. custodia guarding, watching, keeping, from custos (gen. custodis) guardian, keeper, protector, from PIE * (s)keu to cover, conceal (see HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • keeping a gambling table — or bank If one has possession or custody of a gaming table, and authority over its use, and supervises the gaming, he is guilty of such crime …   Black's law dictionary


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