Definition and Meanings for custom

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Custom is ranked 3,012 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of custom

noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb

Etymology of custom

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 cf. of. costumer. cf. accustom of. coustume, f. coutume, tax, i. e., the usual tax. see 1st custom

Meaning of custom

as noun

  • frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
  • habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
  • long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. see usage, and prescription.
  • familiar aquaintance; familiarity.

as transitive verb

  • to make familiar; to accustom.
  • to supply with customers.

as intransitive verb

  • to have a custom.

as noun

  • the customary toll, tax, or tribute.
  • duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

as transitive verb

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