- Of or relating to the work of guarding or maintaining: the custodial duties of a security guard.
- a. Having custody, especially of a child: “children whose custodial parent has remarried” ( American Demographics )b. Of or relating to child custody: custodial households.
- Marked by care and supervision rather than efforts to cure: custodial treatment of terminal patients.
(comparative more custodial, superlative most custodial)
From custody + -al; confer French custodial.