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    in my custody

    Hello dear teachers and friends!

    This is a sentence made by my teacher:

    I can have him released in my custody.

    She said by ''in my custody'' she meant '' in my responsiblity''.

    Does this sentence make sense at all?

    I already checked the word cutody in several different dictionaries and I couldn't find it used in a sentence like above.

    Thanks very much in advance.
    Last edited by Nathan Mckane; 22-Nov-2010 at 18:17.

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    Re: in my custody

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Hello dear teachers and friends!

    This is a sentence made by my teacher:

    I can have him released in my custody.

    She said by ''in my custody'' she meant '' in my responsiblity''.

    Does this sentence make sense at all?

    I already checked the word cutody in several different dictionaries and I couldn't find it used in a sentence like above.

    Thanks very much in advance.
    The phrase is "into my custody." Yes, the sentence makes sense.

    cus·to·dy (kst-d)
    n. pl. cus·to·dies 1. The act or right of guarding, especially such a right granted by a court: an adult who was given custody of the child.
    2. Care, supervision, and control exerted by one in charge. See Synonyms at care.
    3. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police: took the robbery suspect into custody.
    custody - definition of custody by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: in my custody

    Thanks for the answer but the sentence in which ''into custody'' is used in the dictionary introduced above is the following:

    took the robbery suspect into custody.

    And the meaning is completely different from what my teacher meant.
    In the sentence ''took the robbery suspect into custody'' the custudy is a place where the suspect is kept but my teacher used it with the meaning ''responsiblity''.

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    Re: in my custody

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Thanks for the answer but the sentence in which ''into custody'' is used in the dictionary introduced above is the following:

    took the robbery suspect into custody.

    And the meaning is completely different from what my teacher meant.
    In the sentence ''took the robbery suspect into custody'' the custudy is a place where the suspect is kept but my teacher used it with the meaning ''responsiblity''.
    You seem to have ignored definitions 1 and 2. The first one is certainly relevant to what your teacher said. E.g."The judge released the child into the custody of his aunt." In this scenario, the aunt now has full responsibility for the child.

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