constructive custody

Definition of "constructive custody"
  1. A form of control over a person who, though not directly under physical supervision, is still under the control of the law, such as a parolee
How to use "constructive custody" in a sentence
  1. Even though he was not in jail, the parolee was still under constructive custody and was required to comply with the law.
  2. The conditions of the parole meant that the offender was under constructive custody, having to follow certain rules and restrictions.
  3. Constructive custody can apply to anyone who is not directly supervised but must still adhere to specific legal requirements.

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