noun, plural cus·to·des [kuh-stoh-deez; Latin koo s-toh-des] /kʌˈstoʊ diz; Latin kʊsˈtoʊ dɛs/.
- customs broker,
- customs union,
- custos morum,
- cut a deal,
- cut a long story short
Origin of custos
noun, plural cus·to·des mo·rum [koo s-toh-des moh-roo m; English kuh-stoh-deez mawr-uh m, mohr-] /kʊsˈtoʊ dɛs ˈmoʊ rʊm; English kʌˈstoʊ diz ˈmɔr əm, ˈmoʊr-/. Latin.
Origin of custos morum
Examples from the Web for custos
From what I could gather from the 'Custos,' I should say that they are now but little frequented.Herzegovina|George Arbuthnot
This chapel or college had a custos, seven chaplains, three clerks, and four choristers.The Survey of London|John Stow
In 1326 the custos of Minchin Barrow was told to remove the onerosa familia.Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535|Eileen Edna Power
Added to this, the Custos, not very well on leaving home, had been getting worse every hour.The Maroon|Mayne Reid
The Custos read it all over slowly and carefully, weighing every word.No Defense, Complete|Gilbert Parker