customs

  • 1 Customs — Cus‧toms [ˈkʌstəmz] also customs noun [uncountable] ORGANIZATIONS 1. the government department responsible for collecting the tax on goods that have been brought into the country and making sure that illegal goods are not imported or exported: •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 customs — n. pl. 1. money collected under a tariff; a duty imposed on imported goods. Syn: customs duty, custom, impost. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the government department administering the collection of import tariffs. Used with as singular verb. [PJC] 3. that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 customs — index protocol (etiquette) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 customs …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 customs — are established ways of thinking and acting in societies. They have been studied at various levels. Ethnographic accounts detail the routine minutiae of daily life. At a greater level of complexity the rules implicit in these routines can be… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 5 customs — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) the duties levied by a government on imported goods. 2) the official department that administers and collects such duties. ORIGIN originally meaning a customary due paid to a ruler, later duty levied on goods on their way to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Customs — This article is about import/export tariffs. For other uses, see Custom (disambiguation). Customs, Tolls or Duties of the Corporation of Kinsale (1788) Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting and safeguarding cus …

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  • 7 customs — This term is usually applied to those taxes which are payable upon goods and merchandise imported or exported. Pollock v. Farmer s Loan & Trust Co., 158 U.S. 601, 15 S.Ct. 912, 39 L.Ed. 1108. The duties, toll, tribute, or tariff payable upon… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 8 customs — This term is usually applied to those taxes which are payable upon goods and merchandise imported or exported. Pollock v. Farmer s Loan & Trust Co., 158 U.S. 601, 15 S.Ct. 912, 39 L.Ed. 1108. The duties, toll, tribute, or tariff payable upon… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 customs — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ French, UK, US, etc. VERB + CUSTOMS ▪ clear, go through ▪ We cleared customs by five o clock …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 customs — n. 1) to clear, get through, go through, pass through customs (we got through customs very quickly) 2) to dear, get smt. through customs (we got the toys through customs without difficulty) 3) to declare smt. at customs * * * [ kʌstəmz] get… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 customs — / kʌstəmz/ plural noun the government department which organises the collection of taxes on imports, or an office of this department at a port or airport ● He was stopped by customs. ● Her car was searched by customs. ♦ to go through customs to… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 12 customs — / kʌstəmz/ plural noun the government department which organises the collection of taxes on imports, or an office of this department at a port or airport ● He was stopped by customs. ● Her car was searched by customs. ♦ to go through customs to… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 13 customs — [[t]kʌ̱stəmz[/t]] 1) N PROPER: oft N n Customs is the official organization responsible for collecting taxes on goods coming into a country and preventing illegal goods from being brought in. ...components similar to those seized by British… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Customs — 1) A) Unwritten law; B) levies on imported or exported goods. (Sayles, George O. The King s Parliament of England, 144) 2) Used in three senses: A) the customary rules and procedures of a town, especially in legal matters; B) the king s customs …

    Medieval glossary

  • 15 customs — noun /ˈkʌstəmz/ a) The duties or taxes imposed on imported or exported goods. The culture had many distinctive and interesting beliefs and customs. b) () The government department or agency that is authorised to collect the taxes imposed on… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 customs —   Kuke, dute. See custom.    ♦ Customs duty, kuke.    ♦ To pay customs, uku i nā kuke …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 17 customs — The custom house; the duties payable on imports. See collector of customs; custom; customs duties …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 18 customs — Synonyms and related words: Internal Revenue Service, VAT, ad valorem duty, alcohol tax, amusement tax, assessment on default, assessor, capital gains tax, capitation, capitation tax, corporation tax, customhouse, customs duty, death duty, death… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 customs — cus|toms [ kʌstəmz ] noun plural * a government department that collects taxes on goods that people bring into a country a. the place at a port, airport, or border where officials check that the goods that people are bringing into a country are… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 customs — A government organization responsible for levying taxes against imported and exported items that exceed duty free allowances. Customs staff is required to be available at every international airport …

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