- IPA: /ˈkʌstədiː/ (Estuary English)
- The legal right to take care of something or somebody, especially children.
- The court awarded custody to the child's father.
- Temporary possession or care of somebody else's property.
- I couldn't pay the bill and now my passport is in custody of the hotel management.
- The state of being imprisoned or detained, usually pending a trial.
- He was mistreated while in police custody.
- (Roman Catholicism) An area under the jurisdiction of a custos within the Order of Friars Minor.
- The Custody of the Holy Land includes the monasteries of Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem.
- French: garde
- German: Sorgerecht, Obhut
- Italian: affidamento
- Portuguese: guarda
- Russian: попече́ние
- Spanish: custodia, patria potestad, tutela
- German: Verwahrung, Aufbewahrung
- Russian: хране́ние
- French: custodie
- German: Kustodie
- Italian: custodia
- Portuguese: custódia
- Russian: кустодия
- Spanish: custodia