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[Middle English, from Latin cōnsuētūdō; see custom.]
con′sue·tu′di·nar′y (-to͞od′n-ĕr′ē, -tyo͞od′-) adj.
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(Law) an established custom or usage, esp one having legal force
[C14: from Latin consuētūdō, from consuēscere to accustom, from con- + suēscere to be wont]
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con•sue•tude(ˈkɒn swɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
a social usage; custom.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin consuētūdō]
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a habit or custom; usual behavior.See also: Behavior
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|Noun||1.||consuetude - a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law|
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