[kuh-stoh-dee-uh l] /kʌˈstoʊ di əl/

of or relating to .
of, relating to, or appropriate to a :
a building superintendent’s custodial duties.
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.
a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.

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


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