Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Commonly practiced, used, or encountered; usual. See Synonyms at usual.
  • adj. Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A book containing laws and usages, or customs; a custumal.
  • adj. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
  • adj. Holding or held by custom; as, customary tenants; customary service or estate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
  • adj. Holding or held by custom.
  • n. A book containing laws and usages, or customs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • According to custom, or to established or common usage; wonted; usual: as, a customary dress; customary compliments.
  • Consisting in or established on custom.
  • Habitual; in common practice: as, customary vices.
  • In English law: Holding by the custom of the manor: as, customary tenants, who are copyholders.
  • Held by the custom of the manor: as, a customary freehold.
  • n. A book or document containing a statement or account of the legal customs and rights of a province, city, manor, etc.: as, the customary of Normandy. Formerly also written custumary, costomary.
  • n. A book which treats of the rules, regulations, usages, and ceremonies to be observed by a religious community, order, or college. Also custumary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. commonly used or practiced; usual
  • adj. in accordance with convention or custom

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Examples

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  • It is clear that care was taken to appease spirits in customary fashion.

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  • They it is (along with the unprincipled Liberal ‘Democrats’) who advocate a Treaty which not only erodes our sovereignty by way of elimination of some 60 vetoes, but gives to the EU all the attributes it needs to call itself a sovereign independent state as that phrase is understood in customary international law.

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  • The American voters gave Democrats clear control of Congress, rebuked President George W. Bush, and voiced an unequivocal public craving to trade in customary narrow-minded politics for something more inspiring.

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  • Their vital economic role was reflected in customary testamentary practices that adhered to a relatively gender-inclusive system of partible inheritance, contrasting with the English practice of primogeniture.

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  • The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to maintain customary working conditions in the mines and customary procedures for the adjustment of workers 'grievances.

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  • The Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to maintain customary working conditions in the mines and customary procedure for the adjustment of workers 'grievances.

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  • But a situation may well arise in which the law of nations, actual or customary, is silent; what then is the duty of international jurisdiction?

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  • IMHO, the United States is not bound by any so-called customary international laws or norms except to the extent that they are written down in treaties signed by the President and consented to by the Senate.

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