[ kuh-stoh-dee-uhl ]
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  1. of or relating to custody.

  2. of, relating to, or appropriate to a custodian: a building superintendent's custodial duties.

  1. 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.

  1. a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.

Origin of custodial

1765–75; <Latin custōdi(a) custody + -al1

Other words from custodial

  • cus·to·di·al·ism, noun
  • non·cus·to·di·al, adjective

Words Nearby custodial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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