Custody Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Custody, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Custody?

It means the possession and control of a thing or person.1)Detention of a person who has committed any illegal act by police in prison after conviction of a crime or while awaiting trial. 2)In case of child custody after divorce the the legal aunthority given to one parent or sometimes both the parents jointly for the care,control and maintenance of a minor child. 3)To hold someone’s property or goods and keep it under one’s control.