Definition of custodial in English:

custodial

adjective

  • 1Relating to or requiring imprisonment.

    ‘a light custodial sentence’
    • ‘She said it wouldn't be appropriate to mete out a long custodial sentence even if the suspect is convicted.’
    • ‘It is not always clear whether changing legal and custodial practices brought about changes in attitudes towards debtors and towards consumer debt, or the other way round.’
    • ‘The prosecution alleged that the chief, who was in overall command of the police station area, made no efforts to stop the custodial torture.’
    • ‘A nineteen year-old has been given a six-month custodial sentence for using his camera phone to take pictures in court.’
    • ‘Hundreds of people staged a protest demonstration there against alleged custodial killings.’
    • ‘They have demanded a probe into the custodial death.’
    • ‘Any officer conducting a custodial interrogation is required to read the Miranda rights.’
    • ‘If the offending remains serious or persistent, the team can arrange for closer control of the young person through electronic tagging, intensive supervision, or ultimately by custodial detention.’
    • ‘The sentence for the breach of the bail should usually be custodial and consecutive to any other custodial sentence."’
    • ‘The suspect is charged with felony custodial kidnapping and assault and battery.’
  • 2Law
    Relating to or having parental responsibility, especially as allocated as part of a divorce.

    ‘the request by a custodial parent to relocate’
    • ‘Much of the care people need is custodial in nature and can be given in a home setting.’
    • ‘He spent much of his childhood in custodial institutions after the death of his father.’
    • ‘The program is designed to provide a wide variety of medical and custodial services to those who cannot afford it.’
    • ‘For qualifying people, Medicaid covers custodial care in a nursing home in all states.’
    • ‘Of the 13.4 million custodial parents, about 8 million (60 percent) have a support agreement or award for their children.’
    • ‘Care-taking roles are referred to as custodial or surrogate parenting in the literature.’
    • ‘Psychiatry arose in the 19th century, when its main role was to provide custodial care for the mentally ill.’
    • ‘They recently opened up a custodial account for their 13-year-old daughter.’
    • ‘The IRS assumes custodial parents provide more than half of the child's financial support..’
    • ‘Girls adapt less favorably when custodial mothers remarry.’

Pronunciation

custodial

/kʌˈstəʊdɪəl/