Pronunciation: (ku-stō'dē-ul), [key]
1. of or pertaining to custody.
2. of, pertaining to, or appropriate to a custodian: a building superintendent's custodial duties.
3. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.