Origin of customary
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Examples from the Web for customary
“In almost all rural areas of Switzerland, it is customary to eat cats and dogs,” she says.Will the Swiss Quit Cooking their Kittens and Puppies?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 30, 2014
Such political statements are not customary after a meeting with the president, and Malloy hit back hard.Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to Democrats: Grow a Pair
November 19, 2014
In a normal investigation it is customary to release a preliminary report as soon after the event as possible.Who Gagged the Search for MH370?
June 22, 2014
Robertson came out in his customary camo, and told the audience that it was the best suit of clothes he owns.Duck Dynasty Star Praises Monogamy To Republicans
May 30, 2014
It is customary for political campaigns to keep their most forthright views in-house.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down?
April 30, 2014
In consideration of the health of Paralus, the customary evening procession was dispensed with.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Then followed the customary conversation, I doing most of the talking.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
After the customary mode, Rebekah became his wife, and he loved her.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.The Devil's Dictionary
It is customary to eat fish only at the commencement of the dinner.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
- in accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual
- founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
- (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
- a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
- a body of such laws and customs
Word Origin and History for customary
1520s, from Medieval Latin custumarius, from Latin consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see custom (n.)). Related: Customarily.