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customary

[ kuhs-tuh-mer-ee ]
/ ˈkʌs təˌmɛr i /
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adjective
according to or depending on custom; usual; habitual.
of or established by custom rather than law.
Law. defined by long-continued practices: the customary service due from land in a manor.
noun, plural cus·tom·ar·ies.
a book or document containing the legal customs or customary laws of a locality.
any body of such customs or laws.
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Origin of customary

First recorded in 1375–1425; 1515–25 for current senses; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin custumārius,customārius, equivalent to costum(i)a, “custom” (also in Vulgar Latin; see custom) + -ārius-ary

synonym study for customary

1. See usual.

OTHER WORDS FROM customary

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British Dictionary definitions for customary

customary
/ (ˈkʌstəmərɪ, -təmrɪ) /

adjective
in accordance with custom or habitual practice; usual; habitual
law
  1. founded upon long continued practices and usage rather than law
  2. (of land, esp a feudal estate) held by custom
noun plural -aries
  1. a statement in writing of customary laws and practices
  2. a body of such laws and customs

Derived forms of customary

customarily, adverbcustomariness, noun
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