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cus·tom

(kŭs′təm)
n.
1.
a. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
b. The tradition or body of such practices: The respect that is by custom accorded to the king.
2.
a. A habitual practice of a person: my custom of reading a little before sleep. See Synonyms at habit.
b. Habitual manner or practice: I am not by custom a coffee drinker.
3. Law A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
4. Habitual patronage, as of a store: tried to obtain the custom of the wealthiest shoppers.
5. customs
a. Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The governmental agency authorized to collect these duties.
c. (used with a sing. verb) The place where goods and baggage entering a country are inspected by this agency: go through customs.
6. Tribute, service, or rent paid by a feudal tenant to a lord.
adj.
1. Made to order: custom suits.
2. Specializing in the making or selling of made-to-order goods: a custom tailor.

[Middle English custume, from Old French costume, from Vulgar Latin *cōnstūm(i)n-, alteration of Latin cōnsuētūdin-, oblique stem of cōnsuētūdō, custom, from cōnsuētus, past participle of cōnsuēscere, to accustom : com-, intensive prefix; see com- + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

customs

(ˈkʌstəmz)
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) duty on imports or exports
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc, where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (as modifier): customs officer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customs - money collected under a tariff
tariff, duty - a government tax on imports or exports; "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
ship money - an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense

customs

plural noun import charges, tax, duty, toll, tariff Some merchants imported goods without paying the full customs.
Translations
رُسوم الجُمرَكرُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّةمَكتَب الجُمرُك
celnícelní úřadcelniceclo
skikketoldvæsen
aduana(derechos de) aduana
tulli
carina
tollheimtatollyfirvöld; innflutningstollur
関税
관세
colnicacolný
tull
ศุลกากร
hải quan

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz]
A. NPLaduana fsing (also customs duty) → derechos mpl de aduana
to go through (the) customspasar por la aduana
Customs and Excise (Brit) → Aduanas fpl y Arbitrios
B. CPD customs clearance Ndespacho m aduanero
customs declaration Ndeclaración f aduanera
customs house Naduana f
customs inspection Ninspección f de aduanas
customs inspector Ninspector(a) m/f de aduanas, aduanero/a m/f
customs invoice Nfactura f de aduana
customs officer Noficial mf de aduanas, vista mf (de aduanas), aduanero/a m/f
customs post Npuesto m aduanero
Customs Service N (US) → aduana f, servicio m aduanero

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (at airport, port, border)douane f
to go through customs → passer la douane
to be stopped at customs → être arrêté(e) à la douaneCustoms and Excise [ˌkʌstəmzəndˈɛksaɪz] n (British) (= department) → Administration f des douanescustoms clearance ndédouanement mcustoms declaration ndéclaration f en douane, déclaration f de douanecustoms duty ndroits mpl de douanecustoms officer customs official ndouanier/ière m/fCustoms Service n (US) (= department) → Administration f des douane

customs

:
customs clearance
nZollabfertigung f; to get customs for somethingetw zollamtlich abfertigen lassen
customs declaration
customs duty
nZoll (→ abgabe f) m
customs house
nZollamt nt
customs inspection
customs officer
nZollbeamte(r) m, → Zollbeamtin f
customs union
nZollunion f

customs

[ˈkʌstəmz] npl (also Customs) → dogana
to go through (the) customs → passare la dogana

custom

(ˈkastəm) noun
1. what a person etc is in the habit of doing or does regularly. It's my custom to go for a walk on Saturday mornings; religious customs.
2. the regular buying of goods at the same shop etc; trade or business. The new supermarkets take away custom from the small shops.
ˈcustomary adjective
habitual; usually done etc. It is customary to eat turkey for Christmas dinner.
ˈcustomarily adverb
ˈcustomer noun
1. a person who buys from a shop etc. our regular customers.
2. used jokingly for a person. a strange customer.
ˈcustoms noun plural
1. (the government department that collects) taxes paid on goods coming into a country. Did you have to pay customs on those watches?; He works for the customs; (also adjective) customs duty.
2. the place at a port etc where these taxes are collected. I was searched when I came through customs at the airport.

customs

رُسُوم جُمْرُكِيَّة celní úřad skikke Zollabfertigung τελωνείο aduana tulli douane carina dogana 関税 관세 douane toll cło alfândega таможня tull ศุลกากร gümrük hải quan 海关
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It has often been a matter of regret with me; for, going back, perhaps, to the days of the Protectorate, those papers must have contained many references to forgotten or remembered men, and to antique customs, which would have affected me with the same pleasure as when I used to pick up Indian arrow-heads in the field near the Old Manse.
As you know," and I smiled, "I am not yet familiar with all the customs of the Tharks.
This officer spoke to me in the language of Balnibarbi, which, by the force of much commerce, is generally understood in that town, especially by seamen and those employed in the customs.
Now I'm as fond of old Rugby customs and ways as any of you, and I've been here longer than any of you, and I'll give you a word of advice in time, for I shouldn't like to see any of you getting sacked.
He was very well known to the customs officers of the coast; and as there was between these worthies and himself a perpetual battle of wits, he had at first thought that Dantes might be an emissary of these industrious guardians of rights and duties, who perhaps employed this ingenious means of learning some of the secrets of his trade.
There is this analogy between the customs of the Lacedaemonians and the Cretans, the Helots cultivate the grounds
I voted that women might vote, because I knew that they, the wives and mothers of the race, would vote John Barleycorn out of existence and back into the historical limbo of our vanished customs of savagery.
Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, but hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.
He had been shut up in the Custom House, and he was to he transferred to London the next day.
He ordered at the same time that all the Apes be arranged in a long row on his right hand and on his left, and that a throne be placed for him, as was the custom among men.
It is true, that what is settled by custom, though it be not good, yet at least it is fit; and those things which have long gone together, are, as it were, confederate within themselves; whereas new things piece not so well; but though they help by their utility, yet they trouble by their inconformity.
One custom of this country deserves to be remarked: when a stranger comes to a village, or to the camp, the people are obliged to entertain him and his company according to his rank.

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