English version

protective custody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
protective custodyproˌtective ˈcustody noun [uncountable]  SCLa situation in which the police make you stay somewhere to protect you from people who could harm youin/into protective custody The children were taken into protective custody.
Examples from the Corpus
protective custodyBut that we are being held in protective custody in a special private clinic.in/into protective custodyBut that we are being held in protective custody in a special private clinic.
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