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.
a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.
- cus·to·di·al·ism, noun
- non·cus·to·di·al, adjective
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How to use custodial in a sentence
International parental kidnapping occurs when a parent takes a child to a different country in violation of another parent’s custodial rights.If you’re a solo parent traveling internationally with your kids, be ready for this question | Gina Rich | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
She encourages them to get started with what’s called a “custodial” account — an investment account opened in a minor’s name by a parent or guardian.GameStop’s craze has caught the eye of a new set of investors: Children | Heather Kelly | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The district is allowed to remain open per the state’s orders, but the school board and superintendent decided to close campuses because of a lack of staff, including substitute teachers, operational staff and custodial crew.North County Report: Blakespear Lays Out SANDAG Goals | Kayla Jimenez | December 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Anderson’s husband couldn’t do his custodial work from home, so it was on her to stay home with their 10-year-old son.
Coronel hopes the district does not leave too many retiree jobs vacant, because “as we bring kids to school campuses, in some areas, more employees are needed,” like custodial employees, she said.San Diego Unified Is Offering Employees a New Early Retirement Deal | Ashly McGlone | October 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Now sources say the DJ is attempting to gain custodial rights to his child.‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud Heats Up, Jeremy Piven May Be Delaying ‘Entourage’ Film | Culture Team | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Step by step, the penal and custodial apparatus of the United States has become larger, more belligerent, and more brazen.Conrad Black: Tom DeLay, American Hero, Fights The Good Fight | Conrad Black | October 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
North Dakota requires two-parent notification and custodial parent consent for minors, as well as a 24-hour waiting period.Abortion Outposts in Arkansas, Dakotas Wary of Mississippi’s Fight | Allison Yarrow | July 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Police hoped the bugging operation would result in long custodial sentences for both police and journalists.
This prophylactic rule requires suppression of any custodial statement made before the warnings are given.
Other measures recommended were the custodial care of the feeble-minded, and State control of the use of alcohol.Women's Wild Oats | C. Gasquoine Hartley
A certain sum would also be received from the families of some of the inmates of the training schools and custodial institutions.Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles | Daniel Hack Tuke
Many cases of mental alienation improve promptly under custodial care, many need it all their lives.
The increase and classification of the custodial population here contemplated is a problem for administrative charity.The Arena | Various
As they grow older they will be transferred to proper custodial institutions.Applied Eugenics | Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson