preventive custody

Definition of "preventive custody"
  1. The detention of a person, such as an accused individual awaiting trial, with the aim of averting further potential harmful or illegal actions
How to use "preventive custody" in a sentence
  1. The accused was taken into preventive custody to avoid any further illegal activity.
  2. The police have held the suspect in preventive custody due to potential signs of violent behavior.
  3. Due to the severity of the charges, the defendant was put under preventive custody until trial.

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