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Definition of Custom


  1. Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
  2. Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
  3. Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
  4. Familiar aquaintance; familiarity.
  5. To make familiar; to accustom.
  6. To supply with customers.
  7. To have a custom.
  8. The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
  9. Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.
  10. To pay the customs of.

Custom Quotations

Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
Samuel Daniel

The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
John Owen

Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.

When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
Saint Ambrose

Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
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Custom Translations

custom in Afrikaans is gebruik, gewoonte
custom in Dutch is gewoonte, gebruik, usance
custom in Finnish is tapa
custom in German is Kunden, kundenspezifisch, Gewohnheit, Kundschaft
custom in Italian is usanza, usanza, uso
custom in Latin is consuetudo, adsuetudo
custom in Norwegian is bruk, skikk
custom in Portuguese is costume
custom in Spanish is usanza, costumbre
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