Custom

Definition of Custom

Cus´tom   Pronunciation: kŭs´tŭm
n.1.
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.
4.Familiar aquaintance; familiarity.
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.
v. t.1.
1.To make familiar; to accustom.
2.To supply with customers.
v. i.1.To have a custom.
On a bridge he custometh to fight.
- Spenser.
n.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.Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.
v. t.1.To pay the customs of.

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