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custom habitual practice XII; established usage; tribute, impost XIV; business, patronage XVI. — OF. custome, co(u)stume (mod. coutume) :- *costumne, for *costudne :- L. consuetūdō, -din-, f. consuēscere accustom, accustom oneself, f. CON- + suēscere become accustomed, f. suī g. sg. of refl. pron. ‘oneself’.
So customary liable to customs or dues, holding by custom XVI; accustomed XVII. — medL. custumārius, f. custuma, f. AN. custume. customer †customary tenant; †collector of customs XIV; customary purchaser XV; (colloq.) person (to have to do with) XVI. orig. — AN. custumer, medL. custumārius; in some senses newly f. custom; see -ER 1.

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custom, habitual group pattern of behavior that is transmitted from one generation to another and is not biologically determined. Since societies are perpetually changing, no matter how slowly, all customs are basically impermanent. If short-lived, they are more properly called fashions. Customs form the core of human culture and are stronger and more persistent in preindustrial societies than in industrial ones, in rural than in urban areas. When formalized in the social or religious sphere it leads to ethics, and when enforced in the sphere of rights and duties, custom leads to law. See folkways; mores.

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cus·tom / ˈkəstəm/ • n. 1. a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time. ∎  [in sing.] a thing that one does habitually: it was my custom to nap for an hour every day. ∎  Law established practice or usage having the force of law or right. 2. chiefly Brit. regular dealings with a shop or business by customers. • adj. made or done to order for a particular customer: a custom guitar.

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Custom

Custom (Jewish): see MINHAG.

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