customary

  • 1 Customary — Cus tom*a*ry (k[u^]s t[u^]m*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [CF. OF. coustumier, F. coutumier. See {Custom}, and cf. {Customer}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 customary — I adjective accustomed, acknowledged, boiler plate, common, commonplace, consuetudinary, continued, conventional, current, daily, established, everyday, expected, favorite, fixed, formal, frequent, general, habitual, inveterate, long standing,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Customary — Cus tom*a*ry, n. [OF. coustumier, F. coutumier.] A book containing laws and usages, or customs; as, the Customary of the Normans. Cowell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 customary — 1520s, from M.L. custumarius, from L. consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see CUSTOM (Cf. custom)). Related: Customarily …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 customary — *usual, wonted, accustomed, habitual Analogous words: *regular, normal, typical, natural: *prevailing, prevalent, current: familiar, ordinary, *common: general, *universal Antonyms: occasional Contrast …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 customary — [adj] usual, established accepted, according to Hoyle*, accustomed, acknowledged, by the numbers*, chronic, common, confirmed, conventional, established, everyday, familiar, fashionable, frequent, general, habitual, household, in a rut*, in the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 customary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in accordance with custom; usual. DERIVATIVES customarily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 customary — [kus′tə mer΄ē] adj. [ML customarius: see CUSTOM] 1. in keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual 2. Law holding or held by custom n. pl. customaries a collection of the laws established by custom for a manor, region, etc. SYN. USUAL… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 customary — [[t]kʌ̱stəmri, AM meri[/t]] 1) ADJ: oft it v link ADJ to inf Customary is used to describe things that people usually do in a particular society or in particular circumstances. [FORMAL] It is customary to offer a drink or a snack to guests... At… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 customary — According to custom or usage; founded on, or growing out of, or dependent on, a custom (q.v.); ordinary; usual; common @ customary court baron See court baron @ customary dispatch Due diligence according to lawful, reasonable and well known… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 customary — According to custom or usage; founded on, or growing out of, or dependent on, a custom (q.v.); ordinary; usual; common @ customary court baron See court baron @ customary dispatch Due diligence according to lawful, reasonable and well known… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 customary — cus|tom|a|ry [ˈkʌstəməri US meri] adj 1.) something that is customary is normal because it is the way something is usually done = ↑usual it is customary (for sb) to do sth ▪ In some cultures it is customary for the bride to wear white. 2.) [only… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 customary — adjective 1 something that is customary is normal because it is the way something is usually done: it is customary (for sb) to do sth: It is customary for the most important person to sit at the end of the table. 2 someone s customary behaviour… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 customary — adj. customary to + inf. (it is customary to tip the waiter) * * * [ kʌstəm(ə)rɪ] customary to + inf. (it is customary to tip the waiter) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 customary — customarily /kus teuh mer euh lee/; for emphasis, /kus teuh mair euh lee/, adv. /kus teuh mer ee/, adj., n., pl. customaries. adj. 1. according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual. 2. of or established by custom rather than law. 3. Law.… …

    Universalium

  • 16 customary — 1. noun /ˈkʌstəmɹi/ A book containing laws and usages, or customs; a custumal 2. adjective /ˈkʌstəmɹi/ a) Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual. b) Holding or held by custom; as, customary… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 customary — cus|tom|ar|y [ kʌstə,meri ] adjective * usual in a particular society or situation: It is customary to offer the repairman a cup of coffee. a. usual for a particular person: Michael worked with his customary thoroughness and care. ╾… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 customary — adjective 1) customary social practices Syn: usual, traditional, normal, conventional, familiar, accepted, routine, established, time honored, regular, prevailing Ant: unusual 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 customary */ — UK [ˈkʌstəmərɪ] / US [ˈkʌstəˌmerɪ] adjective a) usual in a particular society or situation It is customary to offer the repairman a cup of coffee. b) usual for a particular person Michael worked with his customary thoroughness and care. Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 customary — /ˈkʌstəməri/ (say kustuhmuhree), / təmri/ (say tuhmree), Originally US / mɛri/ (say meree) adjective 1. according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual. 2. of or established by custom rather than law. 3. Law defined by long continued… …

    Australian English dictionary