(with `in') guardianship over
in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
"my fate is in your hands"
"too much power in the president's hands"
"your guests are now in my custody"
"the mother was awarded custody of the children"
holding by the police
"the suspect is in custody"
a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
"his detention was politically motivated"
"the prisoner is on hold"
"he is in the custody of police"