custodial

[ kuh-stoh-dee-uh l ]
/ kʌˈstoʊ di əl /

adjective

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

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, nounnon·cus·to·di·al, adjective
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