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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cus·tom /ˈkʌstəm/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 習慣 定製 海關

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·tom, n.
 1. The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
    Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom.   --Rom. xiii. 7.
 2. pl. Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·tom, v. t.
 1. To make familiar; to accustom. [Obs.]
 2. To supply with customers. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·tom, v. i. To have a custom. [Obs.]
    On a bridge he custometh to fight.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·tom n.
 1. Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
    And teach customs which are not lawful.   --Acts xvi. 21.
    Moved beyond his custom, Gama said.   --Tennyson.
 A custom
 More honored in the breach than the observance.   --Shak.
 2. Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
    Let him have your custom, but not your votes.   --Addison.
 3. Law Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.
 Note:Usage is a fact. Custom is a law. There can be no custom without usage, though there may be usage without custom.
 4. Familiar aquaintance; familiarity. [Obs.]
 Age can not wither her, nor custom stale
 Her infinite variety.   --Shak.
 Custom of merchants, a system or code of customs by which affairs of commerce are regulated.
 General customs, those which extend over a state or kingdom.
 Particular customs, those which are limited to a city or district; as, the customs of London.
 Syn: -- Practice; fashion. See Habit, and Usage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cus·tom, v. t. To pay the customs of. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : made according to the specifications of an individual [syn:
            custom-made, customized, customised] [ant: ready-made]
      n 1: accepted or habitual practice [syn: usage, usance]
      2: a specific practice of long standing [syn: tradition]
      3: money collected under a tariff [syn: customs, customs
         duty, impost]
      4: habitual patronage; "I have given this tailor my custom for
         many years"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a tax imposed by the Romans. The tax-gatherers were termed
    publicans (q.v.), who had their stations at the gates of cities,
    and in the public highways, and at the place set apart for that
    purpose, called the "receipt of custom" (Matt.9: 9; Mark 2:14),
    where they collected the money that was to be paid on certain
    goods (Matt.17:25). These publicans were tempted to exact more
    from the people than was lawful, and were, in consequence of
    their extortions, objects of great hatred. The Pharisees would
    have no intercourse with them (Matt.5:46, 47; 9:10, 11).
      A tax or tribute (q.v.) of half a shekel was annually paid by
    every adult Jew for the temple. It had to be paid in Jewish coin
    (Matt. 22:17-19; Mark 12:14, 15). Money-changers (q.v.) were
    necessary, to enable the Jews who came up to Jerusalem at the
    feasts to exchange their foreign coin for Jewish money; but as
    it was forbidden by the law to carry on such a traffic for
    emolument (Deut. 23:19, 20), our Lord drove them from the temple
    (Matt. 21:12: Mark 11:15).