Definition of Customs in English :

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Customs meaning in English

Meaning of Customs in English

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1. custom, customs, customs duty, impost

money collected under a tariff

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noun (functioning as singular or plural)
duty on imports or exports
the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc, where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc
(as modifier)
customs officer

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a. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
b. The tradition or body of such practices: The respect that is by custom accorded to the king.
a. A habitual practice of a person: my custom of reading a little before sleep. See Synonyms at habit.
b. Habitual manner or practice: I am not by custom a coffee drinker.
3. Law A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
4. Habitual patronage, as of a store: tried to obtain the custom of the wealthiest shoppers.
5. customs
a. Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.
b. (used with a sing. verb) The governmental agency authorized to collect these duties.
c. (used with a sing. verb) The place where goods and baggage entering a country are inspected by this agency: go through customs.
6. Tribute, service, or rent paid by a feudal tenant to a lord.
1. Made to order: custom suits.
2. Specializing in the making or selling of made-to-order goods: a custom tailor.

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