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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

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

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
Marcus Aurelius

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Soren Kierkegaard

Custom is second nature.
Saint Augustine

Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
Blaise Pascal
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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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