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Custody may refer to:

Government and law[edit]

  • Child custody, a description of the legal relationship between a parent (or guardian) and child
  • Custody and repatriation, a Chinese administrative procedure 1982–2003
  • Legal custody, a legal term in England and Wales for a person held under the law
  • Arrest or police custody, a lawful holding of a person by removing their freedom of liberty
  • Remand (detention), otherwise known as remanded in custody
  • Imprisonment (Terminology varies, but in common law, detention before charge is referred to as custody and continued detention after conviction is referred to as imprisonment.)

Organizations and enterprises[edit]

  • Custodian bank, a specialized financial institution responsible for safeguarding a firm's or individual's financial assets
  • Custos (Franciscans), often referred to as custody, the institution of the Franciscan Order of the Catholic Church

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



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