protective custody

Definition of "protective custody"
  1. A state-imposed confinement for an individual's safety and well-being when they may face threats or could potentially harm others
How to use "protective custody" in a sentence
  1. After threats towards his life were made, Sam was placed under protective custody by the authorities.
  2. The child was taken into protective custody due to dangerous home conditions.
  3. Showing threatening behavior, the man was put in protective custody.

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