noun, plural cus·tom·ar·ies.
Origin of customary
SYNONYMS FOR customary
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|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