Origin of usage
Examples from the Web for usages
There are cases in which we must not judge of a nation by its usages and popular superstitions.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The book is throughout most interesting, and shows in a very natural manner the rough habits and usages in Saxon England.Historic Boys|Elbridge Streeter Brooks
It was contrary both to Roman and Grecian laws and usages until the most degenerate periods of the history of those nations.
These customs of play are surviving forms of usages once equally common in English sports.
General Grant subsequently denounced this act as contrary to the usages of war.Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field|Thomas W. Knox
Word Origin for usage
c.1300, "established practice, custom," from Anglo-French and Old French usage "custom, habit, experience," from us, from Latin usus "use, custom" (see use (v.)).