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custom

noun uk   /ˈkʌs.təm/ us  

custom noun (USUAL WAY)

B1 [C or U] a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time: a local/ancient custom [+ to infinitive] In my country, it's the custom (for women) to get married in white.Custom, tradition and conformity [S] something you usually do: He left the house at nine exactly, as is his custom.Habitual behaviour

custom noun (TRADE)

[U] the support given to a business, especially a shop, by the people who buy things or services from it: Most of our custom comes from tourists nowadays. If we don't give good service, people will take their custom elsewhere.People who buy thingsTraders, merchants and entrepreneurs

custom noun (OFFICIAL CHECK)

customs [plural] B1 the place at a port, airport, or border where travellers' bags are looked at to find out if any goods are being carried illegally: to go through customsTaxation
(Definition of custom noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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