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 (kŭs′təm-hous′) also cus·toms·house (-təmz-)
A governmental building or office where customs are collected and ships are cleared for entering or leaving the country.
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(ˈkʌs təmˌhaʊs)

also cus′toms•house`,

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a government building or office, as at a seaport, for collecting customs, clearing vessels, etc.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customhouse - a government building where customs are collected and where ships are cleared to enter or leave the country
government building - a building that houses a branch of government
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[ˈkʌstəmhaʊs] N (US) → aduana f
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When he first contemplated writing The Scarlet Letter, Arvin tells us in Hawthorne, the author, demoralized as he was by losing his post at the customhouse, "could make nothing, for the moment, of the dark and distant realities that wavered in the gleam of the scarlet letter" (154).
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For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
Planned for land on Customhouse Street, Cardiff, next to Radisson Blu hotel, the student tower block could become the tallest residential building in Wales, far eclipsing Swansea's 351ft Meridian Tower.