noncustodial[nän′kəs tō′dē əl]
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
designating or of a parent who, as a result of divorce or separation, does not have legal custody of a child or children
also sp. non-custodial
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Not having custody of one's children after a divorce or separation: a noncustodial parent.
- Of or relating to a lack of child custody: noncustodial households.