General customs

those which extend over a state or kingdom.

See also: Custom

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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With how little propriety they are to be regarded as forming a separate group will be at once apparent, when it is considered that they lie in the immediate vicinity of the other islands, that is to say, less than a degree to the northwest of them; that their inhabitants speak the Marquesan dialect, and that their laws, religion, and general customs are identical.
He thought also [1268a] that they should not pass sentence by votes; but that every one should bring with him a tablet, on which he should write, that he found the party guilty, if it was so, but if not, he should bring a plain tablet; but if he acquitted him of one part of the indictment but not of the other, he should express that also on the tablet; for he disapproved of that general custom already established, as it obliges the judges to be guilty of perjury if they determined positively either on the one side or the other.
In great families, when an advantageous place cannot be obtained, either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy, for the young man who is growing up, it is a very general custom to send him to sea.
One instance of this was, his greatly magnifying the fortune of his companion, as he called Jones: such is a general custom with all servants among strangers, as none of them would willingly be thought the attendant on a beggar: for, the higher the situation of the master is, the higher consequently is that of the man in his own opinion; the truth of which observation appears from the behaviour of all the footmen of the nobility.
It is the general custom in this country to ask for a night's lodging at the first convenient house.
"Why, it is the general custom in Egypt to deprive a corpse, before embalmment, of its bowels and brains; the race of the Scarabaei alone did not coincide with the custom.
The news spread like a flash, for, contrary to general custom, the Frenchman held an auction of the dead man's kit, - he had no friends at St.
The event, running until September 7, is also participated by ministries and other government institutions such as the Ministry of Interior; Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Department of Reserves & Department of Livestock and Wildlife; General Customs Authority, Qatar Sniper Association; Al-Qalayel Championship'; Qatar Shooting Federation and Souq Waqif Falcon Hospital.
FCA has signed an agreement with the General Customs Authority Abu Dhabi and a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with Dubai Customs under the framework of implementing common systems across UAE borders and customs administrations.
It said accordingly the Customs Operations Wing had tasked the Director General Customs Valuation to submit a report in this regard.
Accordingly the Customs Operations wing has tasked the Director General Customs Valuation to submit a report in this regard.
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