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custodial

[kuh-stoh-dee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to custody.
  2. of, relating to, or appropriate to a custodian: a building superintendent's custodial duties.
  3. responsible for or providing protective supervision and guardianship rather than seeking to improve or cure: Overcrowding forces many mental hospitals to provide only custodial care.
noun
  1. a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.

Origin of custodial

1765–75; < Latin custōdi(a) custody + -al1
Related formscus·to·di·al·ism, nounnon·cus·to·di·al, adjective
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Word Origin and History for non-custodial

custodial

adj.

1772, from custody (Latin custodia) + -al (1).

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