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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 procedure for inspecting goods and baggage entering a country: 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 Latin cōnsuētūdō, cōnsuētūdin-, from cōnsuētus, past participle of cōnsuēscere, to accustom : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + suēscere, to become accustomed; see s(w)e- in 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
References in classic literature ?
Picardie = province of France, north of Evreux; barrieres = gates at the edge of Paris, where local customs duties were collected; magazin = shop; fiacre = a kind of carriage; Douane = customs house; confidential commissionaire = special messenger}
A really wise policy should aim at making a country independent of foreign supply, but this should be effected without resorting to the pitiful shifts of customs duties and prohibitions.
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At the beginning of works, the meeting reviewed the problems faced by the sector, including the increase in customs duties and consumption tax concerning some products compared with the tariffs applied in neighbouring countries.
279 if overdue customs duties and other charges and taxes are paid, in addition to paying a fine worth 40 % of the total value of goods with overdue duties.
Abu Dhabi -- The UAE Federal Customs Authority, or FCA, has launched an electronic direct automatic transfer of customs duties system among GCC states, named the Tam System.
The application of customs duties on imports of natural gas will result in that the Gazprom Kyrgyzstan will include those duties in the price for natural gas sold to Kyrgyzstan and the cost of natural gas at the border crossing will increase from $165 to $222.
Summary: Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Thursday he was planning to gradually impose Customs duties on certain imported commodities in order to protect the Lebanese industrial sector.
Excise duty receipts also lagged behind projections and only the receipts from customs duties exceeded the target.
MANAMA: Bahrain businesses are losing money by ignoring potential savings in GCC customs duties, a leading analyst has said.
What they require more than anything else is to resolve the vexing issue of "double" customs duties when goods ordered from an e-commerce portal based in one Gulf country is shipped to another.
RIYADH: ARAB NEWSA recently released study has proposed three stages to abolish customs duties on gold works between the GCC countries in a bid to remove obstacles facing the gold and jewelry industry and protect the national products in these countries.

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