Pronunciation: (ku-stō'dē-ul),[key] —adj. 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.
—n. a container or receptacle for something sacred, as the Host.