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customs

/ (ˈkʌstəmz) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural)

duty on imports or exports
the government department responsible for the collection of these duties
the part of a port, airport, frontier station, etc, where baggage and freight are examined for dutiable goods and contraband
the procedure for examining baggage and freight, paying duty, etc
(as modifier)customs officer

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