consuetude
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin consuetudo — more at custom Date: 14th century social usage ; customconsuetudinary adjective

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  • Consuetude — Con sue*tude (?; 144), n. [L. consuetudo. See {Custom}.] Custom, habit; usage. [R.] [1913 Webster] To observe this consuetude or law. Barnes . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consuetude — late 14c., from M.Fr. consuetude, from L. consuetudo, from consuetus, pp. of consuescere to accustom (see CUSTOM (Cf. custom)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • consuetude — index behavior, custom, habit, manner (behavior), practice (custom), usage Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • consuetude — [kän′swi to͞od΄, kän′swityo͞od΄] n. [OFr < L consuetudo: see CUSTOM] established custom or usage consuetudinary [kän′swito͞od′ n er΄ē, kän′swityo͞od′ n er΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • consuetude — noun /ˈkɒnswɪtjuːd/ Custom, familiarity. “the stain hath become engrained by time and consuetude; let thy reformation be cautious, as it is just and wise.” …   Wiktionary

  • consuetude — n. a custom, esp. one having legal force in Scotland. Derivatives: consuetudinary adj. Etymology: ME f. OF consuetude or L consuetudo dinis f. consuetus accustomed …   Useful english dictionary

  • consuetude — /kon swi toohd , tyoohd /, n. custom, esp. as having legal force. [1350 1400; ME < L consuetudo, equiv. to con CON + sue (short s. of suescere to become accustomed, akin to suus one s own) + tudo TUDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • consuetude — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A habitual way of behaving: custom, habit, habitude, manner, practice, praxis, usage, usance, use, way, wont. See USUAL …   English dictionary for students

  • consuetude — con·sue·tude || kÉ’nswɪtjuːd n. custom having legal authority …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consuetude — [ kɒnswɪtju:d] noun chiefly Scottish a custom, especially one with legal force. Derivatives consuetudinary tju:dɪn(ə)ri adjective Origin ME: from OFr., or from L. consuetudo (see custom) …   English new terms dictionary

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