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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.]
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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.
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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
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customs

plural noun import charges, tax, duty, toll, tariff Some merchants imported goods without paying the full customs.
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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
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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
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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
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customs

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