custody (of a child)

Definition of "custody (of a child)"
  1. The legal power and responsibility of making decisions for a child's welfare and providing direct care for the child after parents split or divorce
How to use "custody (of a child)" in a sentence
  1. After divorce, Amanda is hoping to gain custody of a child because she believes she can provide a better environment.
  2. Due to John's abusive behavior, the court denied him custody of a child and only granted him supervised visitation.
  3. Jane had physical custody of a child, while her former partner was granted legal custody.

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