Custody

Cus"to*dy

(k?s"t?-d?), n. [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. to hide, and E. hide. Seee Hide to cover.] 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security.
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A fleet of thirty ships for the custody of the narrow seas.
Bacon.
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2. Judicial or penal safe-keeping.
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Jailer, take him to thy custody.
Shak.
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3. State of being guarded and watched to prevent escape; restraint of liberty; confinement; imprisonment.
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What pease will be given
To us enslaved, but custody severe,
And stripes and arbitrary punishment?
Milton.
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