Custom

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Custom \Cus"tom\ (k[u^]s"t[u^]m), noun [OF. custume, costume, Anglo-Norman coustome, F. coutume, fr. (assumed) LL. consuetumen custom, habit, fr. L. consuetudo, -dinis, fr. consuescere to accustom, verb inchoative fr. consuere to be accustomed; con- + suere to be accustomed, prob. originally, to make one's own, fr. the root of suus one's own; akin to E. so, adverb Cf. {Consuetude}, {Costume}.]

1. Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.

And teach customs which are not lawful. --Acts xvi. 21.

Moved beyond his custom, Gama said. --Tennyson.

A custom More honored in the breach than the observance. --Shak.

2. Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.

Let him have your custom, but not your votes. --Addison.

3. (Law) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See {Usage}, and {Prescription}.

Note: Usage is a fact. Custom is a law. There can be no custom without usage, though there may be usage without custom. --Wharton.

4. Familiar aquaintance; familiarity. [Obs.]

Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. --Shak.

{Custom of merchants}, a system or code of customs by which affairs of commerce are regulated.

{General customs}, those which extend over a state or kingdom.

{Particular customs}, those which are limited to a city or district; as, the customs of London.

Syn: Practice; fashion. See {Habit}, and {Usage}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Custom \Cus"tom\, verb (used with an object) [Cf. OF. costumer. Cf. {Accustom}.]

1. To make familiar; to accustom. [Obs.] --Gray.

2. To supply with customers. [Obs.] --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Custom \Cus"tom\, verb (used without an object) To have a custom. [Obs.]

On a bridge he custometh to fight. --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Custom \Cus"tom\, noun [OF. coustume, F. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. See 1st {Custom}.]

1. The customary toll, tax, or tribute.

Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom. --Rom. xiii. 7.

2. pl. Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Custom \Cus"tom\, verb (used with an object) To pay the customs of. [Obs.] --Marlowe.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

custom

adjective

1: made according to the specifications of an individual [syn: {custom-made}, {custom}] [ant: {ready-made}]

noun

1: accepted or habitual practice [syn: {custom}, {usage}, {usance}]

2: a specific practice of long standing [syn: {custom}, {tradition}]

3: money collected under a tariff [syn: {customs}, {customs duty}, {custom}, {impost}]

4: habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"


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