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custom


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Custom  \Cus"tom\  (k[u^]s"t[u^]m),  n.  [OF.  custume  costume, 
  Anglo-Norman  coustome  F.  coutume  fr  (assumed)  LL 
  consuetumen  custom,  habit,  fr  L.  consuetudo,  -dinis,  fr 
  consuescere  to  accustom,  verb  inchoative  fr  consuere  to  be 
  accustomed;  con-  +  suere  to  be  accustomed,  prob.  originally, 
  to  make  one's  own  fr  the  root  of  suus  one's  own  akin  to  E. 
  so  adv  Cf  {Consuetude},  {Costume}.] 
  1.  Frequent  repetition  of  the  same  act  way  of  acting  common 
  to  many  ordinary  manner;  habitual  practice;  usage;  method 
  of  doing  or  living. 
 
  And  teach  customs  which  are  not  lawful.  --Acts  xvi. 
  21. 
 
  Moved  beyond  his  custom,  Gama  said  --Tennyson. 
 
  A  custom  More  honored  in  the  breach  than  the 
  observance.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Habitual  buying  of  goods;  practice  of  frequenting,  as  a 
  shop,  manufactory,  etc.,  for  making  purchases  or  giving 
  orders  business  support. 
 
  Let  him  have  your  custom,  but  not  your  votes. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Long-established  practice,  considered  as  unwritten 
  law,  and  resting  for  authority  on  long  consent;  usage.  See 
  {Usage},  and  {Prescription}. 
 
  Note:  Usage  is  a  fact  Custom  is  a  law.  There  can  be  no 
  custom  without  usage,  though  there  may  be  usage  without 
  custom.  --Wharton. 
 
  4.  Familiar  aquaintance;  familiarity.  [Obs.] 
 
  Age  can  not  wither  her  nor  custom  stale  Her 
  infinite  variety.  --Shak. 
 
  {Custom  of  merchants},  a  system  or  code  of  customs  by  which 
  affairs  of  commerce  are  regulated. 
 
  {General  customs},  those  which  extend  over  a  state  or 
  kingdom. 
 
  {Particular  customs},  those  which  are  limited  to  a  city  or 
  district;  as  the  customs  of  London. 
 
  Syn:  Practice;  fashion.  See  {Habit},  and  {Usage}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Custom  \Cus"tom\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  OF  costumer.  Cf  {Accustom}.] 
  1.  To  make  familiar;  to  accustom.  [Obs.]  --Gray. 
 
  2.  To  supply  with  customers.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Custom  \Cus"tom\,  v.  i. 
  To  have  a  custom.  [Obs.] 
 
  On  a  bridge  he  custometh  to  fight.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Custom  \Cus"tom\,  n.  [OF.  coustume,  F.  coutume  tax,  i.  e.,  the 
  usual  tax.  See  1st  {Custom}.] 
  1.  The  customary  toll,  tax,  or  tribute. 
 
  Render,  therefore,  to  all  their  dues:  tribute  to 
  whom  tribute  is  due;  custom  to  whom  custom.  --Rom. 
  xiii.  7. 
 
  2.  pl  Duties  or  tolls  imposed  by  law  on  commodities, 
  imported  or  exported. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Custom  \Cus"tom\,  v.  t. 
  To  pay  the  customs  of  [Obs.]  --Marlowe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  custom 
  adj  :  of  clothing  [syn:  {bespoke},  {bespoken},  {made-to-order},  {tailored}, 
  {tailor-made}] 
  n  1:  accepted  practice  [syn:  {usage}] 
  2:  a  specific  practice  of  long  standing  [syn:  {tradition}] 
  3:  money  collected  under  a  tariff  [syn:  {customs},  {customs 
  duty},  {impost}] 
  4:  habitual  patronage 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Custom 
  a  tax  imposed  by  the  Romans.  The  tax-gatherers  were  termed 
  publicans  (q.v.),  who  had  their  stations  at  the  gates  of  cities, 
  and  in  the  public  highways,  and  at  the  place  set  apart  for  that 
  purpose,  called  the  "receipt  of  custom"  (Matt.9:  9;  Mark  2:14), 
  where  they  collected  the  money  that  was  to  be  paid  on  certain 
  goods  (Matt.17:25).  These  publicans  were  tempted  to  exact  more 
  from  the  people  than  was  lawful,  and  were  in  consequence  of 
  their  extortions,  objects  of  great  hatred.  The  Pharisees  would 
  have  no  intercourse  with  them  (Matt.5:46,  47;  9:10,  11). 
 
  A  tax  or  tribute  (q.v.)  of  half  a  shekel  was  annually  paid  by 
  every  adult  Jew  for  the  temple.  It  had  to  be  paid  in  Jewish  coin 
  (Matt.  22:17-19;  Mark  12:14,  15).  Money-changers  (q.v.)  were 
  necessary,  to  enable  the  Jews  who  came  up  to  Jerusalem  at  the 
  feasts  to  exchange  their  foreign  coin  for  Jewish  money;  but  as 
  it  was  forbidden  by  the  law  to  carry  on  such  a  traffic  for 
  emolument  (Deut.  23:19,  20),  our  Lord  drove  them  from  the  temple 
  (Matt.  21:12:  Mark  11:15). 
 




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