custom adj : made according to the specifications of an individual [syn: custom-made, customized, customised] [ant: ready-made]
2 a specific practice of long standing [syn: tradition]
4 habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for many years"
- 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.
- Let him have your custom, but not your votes. Addison.
- In the context of "law": Long-established practice, considered
as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage.
See Usage, and Prescription.
- Usage is a fact. Custom is a law. There can be no custom without usage, though there may be usage without custom. Wharton.
- In the context of "obsolete": Familiar acquaintance;
- Age can not wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Shakespeare
- 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.
- Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.
Frequent repetition of the same act
Habitual buying of goods
- Dutch: klandizie
- German: Gewohnheit
Familiar acquaintance; familiarity
- Dutch: bekendheid
- German: Gewohnheit
The customary toll, tax, or tribute
- Dutch: heffing, tol, accijns
- German: Zoll
- Russian: пошлина, сбор
Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported
Translations to be checked
- made in a different way from usual, specially to fit one's
- My feet are as big as powerboats, so I need custom shoes.
- In the context of "obsolete}}
Custom may refer to:
- Custom (law) or customary law, laws and regulations established by common practice
- Custom (guitar), a model of guitar made by Fender
- Custom (musician), stage name for New York based musician Duane Lavold
- Customs, a tariff on imported or exported goods
- Customization, anything made or modified to personal taste
- Custom car
- Kimber Custom, a type of pistol
- Norm (sociology), a rule that is socially enforced
- Convention (norm), a set of agreed, stipulated or generally accepted rules, norms, standards or criteria, often taking the form of a custom
- Tradition ways and culture passed down through the centuries
- Patronage, as in I'll take my custom (i.e. "business") elsewhere!
custom in German: Zoll
custom in Hebrew: מנהג (פירושונים)
custom in Swedish: Tull
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