custom
I. noun Etymology: Middle English custume, from Anglo-French, from Latin consuetudin-, consuetudo, from consuescere to accustom, from com- + suescere to accustom; akin to suus one's own — more at suicide Date: 13th century 1. a. a usage or practice common to many or to a particular place or class or habitual with an individual b. long-established practice considered as unwritten law c. repeated practice d. the whole body of usages, practices, or conventions that regulate social life 2. plural a. duties, tolls, or imposts imposed by the sovereign law of a country on imports or exports b. usually singular in construction the agency, establishment, or procedure for collecting such customs 3. a. business patronage b. usually habitual patrons ; customers Synonyms: see habit II. adjective Date: 1830 1. made or performed according to personal order 2. specializing in custom work or operation <
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