noun, plural cus·tom·ar·ies.
Origin of customary
Examples from the Web for customarily
The 4th of July is customarily marked by charcoal “cook-outs,” which endanger the community.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th|P. J. O’Rourke|July 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Customarily, Jewish women are encouraged to refrain from doing work while the candles are burning.Ben Gurion University Forbids Women To Light Chanukah Candles in Official Ceremony|Sigal Samuel|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were customarily used by the previous administration, for instance.
In this case no red sublimate arose as customarily takes place with that calx which is prepared by the acid of nitre.Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2|Carl Wilhelm Scheele
The boy's forehead, customarily vacant, showed some little vertical shadows, produced by a struggle to think.Ramsey Milholland|Booth Tarkington
My drooping spirits revived because the hour of the day when prisoners were customarily shot had passed.Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
But where mortuaries have customarily been less, they shall remain the same.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Aurora Lane had sat for hours, almost motionless, at the side of the table where customarily she worked.The Broken Gate|Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for customarily
- founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
- (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
noun plural -aries
- a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
- a body of such laws and customs
Word Origin and History for customarily
1520s, from Medieval Latin custumarius, from Latin consuetudinarius, from consuetitudinem (see custom (n.)). Related: Customarily.