noun, plural cus·tom·ar·ies.
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A Marine was standing outside the West Wing on Wednesday afternoon, as is customary when the president is in the Oval Office.Vice presidential debate: Highlights and fact-checks|Colby Itkowitz, Anne Gearan, Matt Viser, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|October 8, 2020|Washington Post
As is customary, the court did not give a reason for not accepting Davis’s case.Supreme Court will not hear Kim Davis same-sex marriage case|Robert Barnes|October 5, 2020|Washington Post
One difference between the two initiatives is that Asana has no lockup for employee and other insider shares as is typically customary with a direct listing.Asana up 39% and Palantir still holding as both direct listings hit the public markets|Danny Crichton|September 30, 2020|TechCrunch
At the same time, it complained that Apple had “dismissed” its requests to waive the App Store’s customary 30% fee on in-app purchases.Apple is (temporarily) waiving its App Store fee for Facebook’s online events|Anthony Ha|September 25, 2020|TechCrunch
The Centers for Disease Control, as is customary, developed its own test, but a lab error made it useless.The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone - Facts So Romantic|Robert Bazell|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
“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|DAILY BEAST
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|David Freedlander|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a normal investigation it is customary to release a preliminary report as soon after the event as possible.
Robertson came out in his customary camo, and told the audience that it was the best suit of clothes he owns.
It is customary for political campaigns to keep their most forthright views in-house.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down?|Nico Hines|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a bird of passage, visiting its customary breeding places in the summer and wintering in southern Europe.Natural History in Anecdote|Various
"Benjamin, come hither," began Mr. Franklin, in his customary solemn and weighty tone.Biographical Stories|Nathaniel Hawthorne
These offerings were customary also in other churches, and in particular at Paris.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome|Charles Michael Baggs
On this account it has been customary to say that the red end of the spectrum was the heating end.The Telephone|A. E. Dolbear
Now, on the river, it is customary for all who desire inter-tribal palavers to announce their intention loudly and insistently.Bones|Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for customary
- 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