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custodial

[kuh-stoh-dee-uh l] /kʌˈstoʊ di əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to custody.
2.
of, relating to, or appropriate to a custodian:
a building superintendent's custodial duties.
3.
responsible for or providing protective supervision and guardianship rather than seeking to improve or cure:
Overcrowding forces many mental hospitals to provide only custodial care.
noun
4.
a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.
Origin of custodial
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin custōdi(a) custody + -al1
Related forms
custodialism, noun
noncustodial, adjective
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Word Origin and History for custodial
adj.

1772, from custody (Latin custodia) + -al (1).

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