(in Britain, Canada and New Zealand) a regular government payment to the parents of children up to a certain age
[chahyld-burth] /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜrθ/ noun 1. an act or instance of bringing forth a ; parturition: a difficult childbirth. /ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ/ noun 1. the act of giving birth to a child related adjective obstetric n. also child-birth, mid-15c., from child + birth (n.). childbirth child·birth (chīld’bûrth’) n. Parturition.
noun 1. a very young bride.
[chahyld-kair] /ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛər/ noun 1. the or supervision of another’s , especially at a day-care center. adjective 2. Also, child-care. of, relating to, or providing childcare. /ˈtʃaɪldˌkɛə/ noun (Brit) 1. care provided for children without homes (or with a seriously disturbed home life) by a local authority 2. care and supervision of children whose parents are […]
noun, Law. 1. (def 4). [kuhs-tuh-dee] /ˈkʌs tə di/ noun, plural custodies. 1. keeping; guardianship; care. 2. the keeping or charge of officers of the law: The car was held in the custody of the police. 3. imprisonment; legal restraint: He was taken into custody. 4. Also called child custody. Law. the right of determining […]